I´ve been abroad twice - first time for honeymoon in London, England and the second time for an international job interview, which I hope I will get. I only came back home to Denmark yesterday late at night.
As for the "mysterious names of the sidemen", not mysterious names to me.
If you go back in the history of the Jazz tenor saxophone, you will acknowledge that COLEMAN HAWKINS used to be entitled: The King of The Tenor Saxophone, which lasted until John Coltrane came about, not to mention two of my personal favourite tenor saxophone players SONNY ROLLINS and JOE HENDERSON.
John Coltrane (tenor and soprano saxophone) was in between Coleman Hawkins and the last two mentioned Rollins and Henderson. John Coltrane stood for a completely free playing, no regards to former tenor saxophone players at all, improvising solos all the time - became his mark in Jazz.
It is not the best album, I have with John Coltrane, but it is significant to the time in the 1960´s, just before the time when Miles Davis, another icon of Jazz changed Jazz in to the Electric Jazz period.
I read your remarkable personal info on who you are? Very appropriate dear sunwaiter, happy to see you´re still posting on this incredible thread at the MIMF.
Do you ever watch the Jazz on the french TV channel - MEZZO???