Comfortable and familiar with one another in the Miles Davis Quintet, Red Garland and John Coltrane enjoyed making records together. Consequently, in addition to their extensive work on the Davis recordings on Prestige, there is an extensive discography of two men in informal sessions for the label. In this case, Garland was the leader and Coltrane a sideman, with his frequent companion trumpeter Donald Byrd sharing the front line. Coltrane's virtuosity and his daring had expanded astonishingly during the year prior to the recording of "Billie's Bounce" and "Lazy Mae," and these blues, one fast, one slow, give a rounded picture of his development in 1957.
with Donald Byrd, George Joyner, Paul Chambers, Arthur Taylor