Chris over at Musicophile (jazz and classical) has been one of my longest followers and was, I think, one of the first to come over and make a comment on one of my posts which I found encouraging when I had, like, zero followers. I always find something tasty on his site but nothing tastier than this Coltrane collection. I listened to it for about four hours straight the other day and that’s saying something. This has got the mellow Coltrane, the outside Coltrane, piano, guitar – you name it. Give it a spin. It’s great.
I’ve checked, and to date, I’ve only mentioned John Coltrane twice on my blog. Let me clarify: this lack of coverage is not for lack of admiration, it is after all not by chance that I’ve listed the amazing album My Favorite Things in My 25 Essential Jazz Albums.
It is just that overall, so much more has been written about the Jazz legends, both online and offline, than about current contemporary musicians.
Therefore, I try to focus a lot of my Jazz writing here on recordings of the last 2 decades.
That said, every once in a while the record industry finds a smart way of re-releasing existing content, which gives me a nice excuse to write about it.
Coltrane’58 – The Prestige Recordings (Prestige Remaster 2019)
To make it clear: there is no new content on this box that hasn’t been released previously. What is…
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