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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© 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 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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Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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 - Ascension (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}

John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}
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© 1965, 2009 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920248 | LP A-95
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Saxophone

The album ASCENSION played a profoundly important role in John Coltrane's final period. Recorded in June 1965, almost exactly two years before his death, this session marks Coltrane's final stepping off point into free jazz. The album also marks a division for Coltrane's fans, as there are some that applaud his final escape from jazz tradition while others simply couldn't follow him into the great unknown.
John Coltrane / Archie Shepp - New Thing At Newport (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}

John Coltrane / Archie Shepp - New Thing At Newport (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}
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© 1965, 2009 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920392 | LP A-94
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

The jazz world was immersed in controversy in 1965 when the bands of John Coltrane and Archie Shepp appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. Coltrane's own style was undergoing constant evolution, his lines more convoluted and explosive, his sound increasingly ranging to vocal cries and metallic abrasions. He had also become a figurehead of the "avant-garde" or "New Thing," an established star who provided a public forum for younger musicians and the creative ferment largely taking place out of public hearing.
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2008}

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2008}
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© 2008 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517648975 | LP AS-40
Jazz / Standards / Vocal Jazz / Saxophone

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.