The material included here, which finds John Coltrane working with the Red Garland Trio (pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor), was recorded at Van Gelder Studio on August 23, 1957 (the first five tracks were originally issued as the Traneing In LP on Prestige) and February 7, 1958 (the final five tracks were originally released as the Soultrane LP on Prestige. It's all fine hard bop, but hardly Coltrane at his creative zenith, which would come later during his Impulse! years.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett