#BlueTrain is a studio album by #JohnColtrane, released in 1958 on #BlueNoteRecords, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. It is the only Blue Note recording by Coltrane as the leader on the session.
The album was recorded in the midst of Coltrane's residency at the Five Spot as a member of the #TheloniousMonk quartet. The personnel include Coltrane's Miles Davis bandmates, #PaulChambers on bass and #PhillyJoeJones on drums, both of whom had worked before with pianist #KennyDrew. Both trumpeter #LeeMorgan and trombonist #CurtisFuller were up-and-coming jazz musicians, and both would be members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, working together on several of Blakey's albums.
All of the compositions were written by Coltrane, with the exception of the standard "I'm Old Fashioned". The title track is a long, rhythmically variegated blues with a sentimental [quasi minor; in fact based on major chords with flat tenth, or raised ninth] theme that gradually shows the major key during Coltrane's first chorus.