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)
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© 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}
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© 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}
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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 Quartet - Coltrane (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane Quartet - Coltrane (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:59 minutes | 1,81 GB
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Not to be confused with the 1957 album also entitled Coltrane, this 1962 release features John Coltrane's classic quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones.

John Coltrane - Plays It Cool (2000) {Metro}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 2, 2017
John Coltrane - Plays It Cool (2000) {Metro}

John Coltrane - Plays It Cool (2000) {Metro}
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Genre: Hard Bop

The John Coltrane Quartet's mind expanding quality is displayed on a half-dozen trinkets with Coltrane's innovative dressing of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things," and the high-energy "Blue Trane," the glossiest. He shows a softness on "Naima," and links the jazz idiom with divine power on "Spiritual" for a musical baptismal that's excellent for impromptu meditation sessions. The six tracks, which include Billy Eckstine's much recorded "I Want to Talk About You," flows for more than 60 minutes, which is enough of 'Trane and his crews' therapeutic expressions to clear the cobwebs, tranquil nerves, and soothe the savage beast.
John Coltrane - Ascension (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane - Ascension (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 79:17 minutes | 3,97 GB
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A pivotal album not only in John Coltrane's career but also in the evolution of jazz, the adventurous 1966 outing Ascension consists of a single, 40-minute long composition split over the two sides of the original vinyl. Coltrane is part of a seven-piece horn section (which includes Freddie Hubbard) with McCoy Tyner on piano, Art Davis and Jimmy Garrison on bass and drummer Elvin Jones. This release includes both takes recorded by Coltrane and his musicians, known as Edition I and Edition II, previously available individually.
Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 1,59 GB
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Two titans of jazz come together in a rare and highly acclaimed collaboration, recorded in 1962. At the time, Duke Ellington had been working with various veteran jazz artists of the day such as Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, but John Coltrane was half Ellington's age and not nearly as famous at the time as he was going to be. For these small group sessions, each headliner brought his own bassist and drummer, who play in various combinations on the seven songs.
John Coltrane - Impressions (1963/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane - Impressions (1963/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:44 minutes | 1,66 GB
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Impressions contains two studio tracks paired with two live songs left over from the same November 1961 recordings that yielded John Coltrane's very successful Live At The Village Vanguard. There was too much material for one LP so the music had to be divided up, with this second album coming a year after the first.
John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane Quartet - Live At The Village Vanguard (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:42 minutes | 1,69 GB
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The recordings made by John Coltrane and his band at the Village Vanguard over four nights in early November 1961 had to be divided up over two LPs at the time, collectively ranked by All About Jazz at number two on its list of the 10 best live jazz records. For these performances Coltrane expanded his usual lineup to include Eric Dolphy on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, which brought new possibilities to the front line and to the music performed during the four nights. Live At The Village Vanguard has gone on to become one of Coltrane's most successful releases.
John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard Again (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard Again! (1966/2016)
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John Coltrane recorded his performance at the Village Vanguard in May 1966, however only the three tracks on this album survived. Coltrane himself plays saxes, clarinet and flute, joined on the front line by Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone and flute, accompanied by Alice Coltrane's wife Alice on piano, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Rashied Ali and percussionist Emanuel Rahim.