John Coltrane Ballads

John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 16, 2010
John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)

John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 506 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb
© 2002 Verve / Impulse! | 314 589 548-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music


John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)

Throughout John Coltrane's discography there are a handful of decisive and controversial albums that split his listening camp into factions. Generally, these occur in his later-period works such as Om and Ascension, which push into some pretty heady blowing. As a contrast, Ballads is often criticized as too easy and as too much of a compromise between Coltrane and Impulse! (the two had just entered into the first year of label representation). Seen as an answer to critics who found his work complicated with too many notes and too thin a concept, Ballads has even been accused of being a record that Coltrane didn't want to make.
John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {2007 Japan MiniLP Remaster}

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {2007 Japan MiniLP Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 193 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 104 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 Impulse! / Victor Japan | ICCI-9001
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Throughout John Coltrane's discography there are a handful of decisive and controversial albums that split his listening camp into factions. Generally, these occur in his later-period works such as Om and Ascension, which push into some pretty heady blowing. As a contrast, Ballads is often criticized as too easy and as too much of a compromise between Coltrane and Impulse! (the two had just entered into the first year of label representation). Seen as an answer to critics who found his work complicated with too many notes and too thin a concept, Ballads has even been accused of being a record that Coltrane didn't want to make.
John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings [8CD BoxSet] (1998) {GRP Records} [repost]

John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings [8CD BoxSet] (1998) {GRP Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.41 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.22 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 423 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 GRP Records / Impulse! | IMPD8-280
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modal Music / Free Jazz / Saxophone

Here it is: eight CDs worth of John Coltrane's classic quartet, comprised of bassist Jimmy Garrison, pianist McCoy Tyner, and drummer Elvin Jones, recorded between December of 1961 and September of 1965 when the artist followed his restless vision and expanded the band before assembling an entirely new one before his death. What transpired over the course of the eight albums and supplementary material used elsewhere is nothing short of a complete transfiguration of one band into another one, from a band that followed the leader into places unknown to one that inspired him and pushed him further. All of this transpired in the span of only three years.

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 18, 2017
John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)

John Coltrane - The Very Best of John Contrane (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 465 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 MB | 01:14:33
Jazz | Label: | Release Year: 2012

John Coltrane was a brilliant jazz musician, and there really is no phase of his career that doesn't feature stunning sax work, but he was just learning how to run and lead a band (while trying to kick a heroin habit) when he recorded for Prestige Records in the mid- to late '50s. This set collects some of the highlights from that period, and while it includes wonderful early signature pieces like "Traneing In" and "Bahia," the full measure of Coltrane's talent and vision (and heroin-free music) was still mostly off in the future when these recordings were made. Trane elevated the tenor sax above its station in the big band era to be a supreme soloing instrument in the bop era. His intense stylings were uniquely creative and are still treasured by fans many decades removed from his tragically early death.
John Coltrane - Coltrane (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Coltrane (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 422 Mb | Digital Booklet | 41:52 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2009 Concord Music Group

John Coltrane (1926-67) was the most relentlessly exploratory musician in jazz history. He was always searching, seeking to take his music further in what he quite consciously viewed as a spiritual quest. In terms of public recognition, this quest began relatively late. The tenor saxophonist, a native of North Carolina who later moved to Philadelphia, was 28 when he joined the Miles Davis quintet in 1955, after years of paying dues in the big band and combo of Dizzy Gillespie (where he played alto before switching to tenor) and as a supporting player behind saxophonists Johnny Hodges, Eddie "Cleanhead” Vinson, and Earl Bostic. Coltrane’s anguished tone and multi-noted, rhythmically complex solos with Davis quickly elevated him to the front ranks of jazz…
John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 236 Mb | Digital Booklet | 37:52 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group

Recorded in one day (August 23, 1957) at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. This date of ballads and burners features the young tenor saxophonist John Coltrane leading a quartet comprised of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Arthur Taylor. Liner notewriter (original and reissue) Ira Gitler remarks, “In the ‘50s I was called upon to name many of the untitled songs at Prestige. Traneing In came to me because of the way [Coltrane] homed in after Garland’s opening solo [on the song].” This album is significant in that it took place halfway through Coltrane’s break with Miles Davis’ classic quintet of the ‘50s and it was the same year that the tenor saxophonist hooked up with Thelonious Monk to record the recently discovered live Carnegie Hall masterpiece.
John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 280 Mb | Digital Booklet | 39:49 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Soultrane is one of the essential albums in John Coltrane’s career. Recorded during the first year of his Prestige contract, between his critical service in Thelonious Monk’s quartet and his return to the band of Miles Davis, it finds the tenor saxophonist displaying a new level of both technical and conceptual refinement, dispensing torrents of notes that annotator Ira Gitler famously dubbed "sheets of sound." The Red Garland Trio, a key component on many Coltrane recordings of the period, is at its eloquent best; and the program, with two compositions from the early days of modern jazz, two lesser-known standards, and a recently penned requiem for the late Ernie Henry…
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 255 Mb | Digital Booklet | 36:42 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack. Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd added to “Lush Life.”
John Coltrane - Settin' The Pace (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Settin' The Pace (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 671 Mb | Digital Booklet | 52:46 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2008 Concord Music Group

Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's album Settin' The Pacewas originally released in 1961. Coltrane had recorded some unissued recordings while under the label Prestige, after his fame grew and he was no longer with the label they used these recordings and released albums without Coltrane's approval. This was one such album. The decision to release this album now is to a certain extent determined by economic considerations, but it also happens to throw light on certain aspects of the jazz business which warrant discussion. Had the album been released at the time it was recorded it would have reached the small nucleus of Coltrane followers then active, and of the rest been largely ignored…
John Coltrane - Stardust (1963) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Stardust (1963) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 455 Mb | Digital Booklet | 37:18 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group

It's hard to believe after hearing the eloquence of "Then I'll Be Tired of You" or the title track, but John Coltrane's ballad mastery was the last of his skills to receive wide appreciation. The notion that Coltrane the balladeer was as commanding as Coltrane the uptempo wizard or Coltrane the blues player finally gained acceptance in the early 60s, when this album first appeared and quickly became an important exhibit in the reconsideration. The extended performances boast additional delights, including Paul Chambers's arco bass on "Stardust," Red Garland's well-paced choruses on "Time After Time," some of Wilbur Harden's best trumpet work on "Love Thy Neighbor," and Freddie Hubbard's earliest on "Then I'll Be Tired of You"…