Blue Train is John Coltrane's second solo album, released in 1958. It's most famous for the title track and widely seen as one of his greatest records.
- "Blue Train" (10:43)
- "Moment's Notice" (9:10)
- "Locomotion" (7:14)
- "I'm Old Fashioned" (7:58)
- "Lazy Bird" (7:00)
The 1997 CD reissue added two bonus tracks: "Blue Train" (9:58) and "Lazy Bird" (7:12).
- John Coltrane: tenor saxophone
- Lee Morgan: trumpet
- Curtis Fuller: trombone
- Kenny Drew: piano
- Paul Chambers: bass
- Philly Joe Jones: drums
- Colour-Coded Emotions: The album cover is blue, as is the title and title track. Coltrane is shown contemplating, suggesting he's feeling blue.
- Continuity Nod: "Locomotion" makes the reader think of a locomotive, continuing the train imagery.
- Cool Train: One way to describe "Blue Train".
- Cover Version: "I'm Old Fashioned", a cover of a 1942 song by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer.
- Deliberately Monochrome: The cover is in black and white, though coloured blue.
- Epic Rocking: Every song qualifies; the shortest song on the album is 7 minutes long.
- Face on the Cover: Coltrane's face in close-up, pondering.
- Good Is Old-Fashioned: "I'm Old-Fashioned".
- Lazy Bum: "Lazy Bird".
- Pun-Based Title:
- The album title is a pun on his own last name. Coltrane was nicknamed "'Trane" by some of his colleagues.
- "Lazy Bird'"; a pun on the Tadd Dameron track "Lady Bird"
- Record Producer: Alfred Lion.
- Title Track: "Blue Train".
- Train Song: "Blue Train".