John Coltrane only recorded one album as a leader for Blue Note, but it was the turning point of his career and one of his greatest hours. 31 at the time of the 1957 release, Blue Train stands as proof of both Trane's originality and his dazzling style. Heading an all-star hard bop sextet that included the 19-year old Lee Morgan and trombonist Curtis Fuller, Coltrane took an astounding solo on "Blue Train" and introduced what was arguably his greatest composition, "Moment's Notice." All five performances on Blue Train (including a definitive rendition of "I'm Old Fashioned") are filled with memorable and classic moments. While Coltrane only worked for Alfred Lion on this one occasion, this very stirring set is full of timeless magic. After Blue Train was recorded, there was never again any doubt that John Coltrane was a giant!