2014 vinyl LP pressing reissue. This November 1956 date marked the first recording of the deeply moving ballad "Soultrane," as well as the first exposition of the lovely line "On a Misty Night" (based on "September in the Rain"), a number Dameron would later explore himself in other contexts. This is not a typical Tadd Dameron date in that his music is not played by a large ensemble or even a quintet. He is represented as a composer but not as an arranger; yet, his pungent themes come through strongly, carried by the searing, probing tenor saxophone of John Coltrane. With John Simmons, Philly Joe Jones.