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I may well have heard this modal reworking of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic first performed not by John Coltrane but by Harry Corbett and friends. With puppets. The son of a Yorkshire coal miner, Corbett\’s early ambition to pursue a career as a musician was thwarted by deafness in one ear.

I wonder how this sat with Syd ? I like to think it might have been a favourite.


John Coltrane: soprano saxophone; Steve Davis: bass; Elvin Jones: drums; McCoy Tyner: piano.


Produced by Nesuhi Ertegun, Engineered by Phil Iehle and Tom Dowd. Recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC, October 21st, 1960.

JOHN COLTRANE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS from \”My Favourite Things\” LP (Atlantic) 1961 (US)

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