The Very Best of John Coltrane

The Very Best of John Coltrane

by John Coltrane


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John Coltrane did some of his most monumental work for Impulse! Records, cutting numerous sessions for the label from 1962 until his death in 1967. This fine collection brings together some of the saxophone legend’s more popular recordings, including “Bessie’s Blues,” “Crescent,” and “Afro-Blue” as well as the unforgettable “In a Sentimental Mood” from a collaboration with Duke Ellington and a gorgeous “Lush Life” cut with the singer Johnny Hartman as part of the only vocal session Coltrane participated in during the later part of his career. Although they are majestic performances in their own right, it must be noted that “Naima” and “My Favorite Things” are not the classic original versions (done first for Atlantic Records) but excellent live updates from a few years later.(A previously unreleased version of "Impressions" is also included). In all, a top-notch primer for the neophyte Coltrane listener.

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Release Date: 07/24/2001
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0731454991322
catalogNumber: 549913
Rank: 52380

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The Very Best of John Coltrane [Impulse] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "Very Best of John Coltrane" [Impulse] is a wonderful compilation album. It includes both popular works, such as "In a Sentimental Mood," and more rare songs. The album is well made. The sound quality is excellent, considering the recordings of the time. I was slightly disappointed in the album artwork and packaging. There was a lack of information that is usually provided with an album. I encountered another disappointment when I imported the CD into iTunes, the information from this album was not found and I had to manually input the information. However, I do not know if iTunes can not recognize the album information or if the disc is at fault.