Coltrane Plays the Blues is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1962 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1382. It was recorded at Atlantic Studios during the sessions for My Favorite Things, assembled after Coltrane had stopped recording for the label and was under contract to Impulse Records. Like Prestige Records before them, as Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s, Atlantic used unissued recordings and released them without either Coltrane's input or approval.
On September 19, 2000, Rhino Records reissued Coltrane Plays the Blues as part of its Atlantic 50th Anniversary Jazz Gallery series. Included were five bonus tracks, all of which had appeared in 1995 on The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings.
Label: Vinyl Lovers 6785523
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo
Style: Hard Bop, Modal
A1 Blues To Elvin
A2 Blues To Bechet
A3 Blues To You
A4 Blues To Elvin (Alternative Take)
B1 Mr. Day
B2 Mr. Syms
B3 Mr. Knight
B4 Blues To You (Alternative Take)