John Coltrane Quartet Ballads

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}
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© 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486201 | LP AS-32
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 Quartet - Ballads (1962) {2007 Japan MiniLP Remaster}

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {2007 Japan MiniLP Remaster}
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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 Quartet - Ballads (1962) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UCGU-9009] PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UCGU-9009]
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John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:08 minutes | 688 MB
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A breathtaking album by the single most influential saxophone player (and perhaps jazz artist) in history. Featuring his stellar quartet of McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, and Jimmy Garrison, BALLADS finds Coltrane at his most pensive and lyrical. The result is one of the great jazz albums of the 20th Century. Absolutely essential.
John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) [MFSL Gold UDCD731]

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) [MFSL Gold UDCD731]
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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. These conspiracy theories (and there are more) really just get in the way of enjoying a perfectly fine album of Coltrane doing what he always did – exploring new avenues and modes in an inexhaustible search for personal and artistic enlightenment.

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads  

Posted by bumbo at Nov. 30, 2008
John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads
Jazz | EAC (APE+CUE+LOG) | full 300dpi scans | 205 MB
Impulse! | 1962/2007 | ISBN: 0602517486201 | rar files | 3% recovery

With Ballads he looks into the warmer side of things, a path he would take with both Johnny Hartman (on John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman) and with Duke Ellington (on Duke Ellington and John Coltrane). Here he lays out for McCoy Tyner mostly, and the results positively shimmer at times. He's not aggressive, and he's not outwardly. Instead he's introspective and at times even predictable, but that is precisely Ballads' draw.
John Coltrane Quartet - Crescent (1964/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane Quartet - Crescent (1964/2016)
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John Coltrane's 1964 album Crescent features his classic quartet of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass and powerhouse drummer Elvin Jones. This acclaimed set of five Coltrane originals paved the way for Coltrane's next recording, the landmark A Love Supreme.
John Coltrane - The John Coltrane Quartet Plays (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}

John Coltrane - The John Coltrane Quartet Plays (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}
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© 1965, 2009 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920323 | LP AS-85
Jazz / Modal Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

One of the turning points in the career of John Coltrane came in 1965. The great saxophonist, whose playing was always very explorative and searching, crossed the line into atonality during that year, playing very free improvisations (after stating quick throwaway themes) that were full of passion and fury. This particular studio album has two standards (a stirring "Chim Chim Cheree" and "Nature Boy") along with two recent Coltrane originals ("Brazilia" and "Song of Praise"). Art Davis plays the second bass on "Nature Boy," but otherwise this set (a perfect introduction for listeners to Coltrane's last period) features the classic quartet comprised of the leader, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones.
John Coltrane Quartet - Crescent (1964) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2008}

John Coltrane Quartet - Crescent (1964) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2008}
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© 2008 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517649026 | LP AS-66
Jazz / Modal Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

John Coltrane's Crescent from the spring of 1964 is an epic album, showing his meditative side that would serve as a perfect prelude to his immortal work A Love Supreme. His finest quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones supports the somewhat softer side of Coltrane, and while not completely in ballad style, the focus and accessible tone of this recording work wonders for anyone willing to sit back and let this music enrich and wash over you. While not quite at the "sheets of sound" unfettered music he would make before his passing in 1967, there are hints of this group stretching out in restrained dynamics, playing as lovely a progressive jazz as heard anywhere in any time period.
The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}

The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2007}
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© 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486225 | AS-6
Jazz / Hard Bop / Experimental Big Band / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

The album newly remastered from the original master tapes. John Coltrane assembles a 20-piece band for these three songs. There's McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and 16 others. It's heavy on brass, per the title, there are five french horns, for example. There are notable players like Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Julian Priester in the band, but the solos are by Coltrane, Tyner, or Jones. The orchestration was done by Coltrane, Tyner, and Dolphy. The liner notes say Dolphy did a lot of it, later it came out Tyner did more (though Dolphy was no longer around to argue the point). It's not really a big band in the Duke Ellington style, but with all of the horns, it's certainly a big band.