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John Coltrane: Coltrane For Lovers (CD: Impulse)John Coltrane: Coltrane For Lovers (CD: Impulse)
For those who find the 'Village Vanguard' or 'Ascension' too much, 'For Lovers' compiles some of Trane's warmest and most melodic statements of his sixties work for Impulse. Drawing mainly on the set of 'Ballads' as well as the Ellington and Hartman collaborations (1962-3), this is a fine CD to remind oneself of Trane's delicate and unsentimental phrasing of a song. A sublime introduction to one of the greatest figures in jazz. 


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John Coltrane: Complete Africa/ Brass Sessions (CD: Impulse, 2CDs)
 


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John Coltrane: Complete Africa/ Brass Sessions (CD: Impulse, 2CDs)


John Coltrane: Coltrane (CD: Impulse Deluxe Edition, 2 CDs)John Coltrane: Coltrane (CD: Impulse Deluxe Edition, 2 CDs)
The first Impulse recordings from 1962 and the first to feature his regular working quartet, 'Coltrane' in its re-mastered and re-packaged appearance is a welcome one as it helps to address some of the unevenness of the original LP, dominated by the monolithic 'Out Of This World', as dramatic an exercise in exploration as 'Soul Eyes' is one of wistful poetry.

Discoveries abound on the second disc, which features a wealth of unreleased material. It opens with the soulful F minor riff of 'Not Yet', a preachy number not unlike Bobby Timmons' 'Moanin', unlike anything else in the Coltrane discography and a real find for collectors. Equally so the four alternate versions of 'Tunji', more expansive than the selected LP take and allowing us to hear this elusive composition in all its glory and at varying tempi. Also included are two long-lost studio versions of 'Impressions', an unused piece from the 'Ballads' record- 'Up 'Gainst The Wall'- and another 'Miles Mode'. Too bad that an alternate of 'Out Of This World' remains missing but this is a fine collection of Coltrane curios and rarities, luxuriously packaged and scholarly documented.  


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John Coltrane: Coltrane (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition, high definition 180g vinyl LP.  


Price:  £18.99 

John Coltrane: Coltrane (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)


John Coltrane: Ballads (CD: Impulse Deluxe Edition, 2 CDs)John Coltrane: Ballads (CD: Impulse Deluxe Edition, 2 CDs)
One of three albums cut by Impulse in 1962, 'Ballads' was instigated by producer Bob Thiele who wanted to broaden the appeal of Trane and show a tender side of his music to counterbalance the furious intensity of his own creations, some of which had met with mixed reception in the jazz press at the time. Dental problems that hampered the saxophonist's articulation may also have contributed to the choice of less demanding material than usual. A celebration of melody, 'Ballads' is Trane at his most accessibly lyrical and concise, accompanied by some of McCoy Tyner's most poignant keyboard work.

This latest deluxe version is an essential purchase for Coltrane completists as it contains a second disc of additional material, most of it previously unreleased: a tenor & piano duet of 'They Say It's Wonderful', an alternate take of 'All Or Nothing At All' (the only up-tempo number to make the original album), seven sumptuous alternates of 'It's Easy To Remember' and five takes of 'Greensleeves'.

'Ballads'-and the album with Johnny Hartman taped the following spring- could be seen as the greatest and most explosive quartet in jazz taking a breather in between the great European tours of '62 and '63. And in this glorious re-packaging and re-mastering, the Van Gelder tapes sound more spacious and dynamic than ever before.  


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John Coltrane: Ballads (CD: Impulse)

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John Coltrane Quartet: Ballads (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition, high definition 180g vinyl LP.  


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John Coltrane Quartet: Ballads (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)


John Coltrane: Standards (CD: Impulse)John Coltrane: Standards (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Spiritual (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Spiritual (CD: Impulse)


John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (CD: Impulse)John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Crescent (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Crescent (CD: Impulse)


John Coltrane: Impressions (CD: Impulse)John Coltrane: Impressions (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (CD: Impulse)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (CD: Impulse)


John Coltrane: A Love Supreme- The Complete Masters (CD: Impulse, 2 CDs)John Coltrane: A Love Supreme- The Complete Masters (CD: Impulse, 2 CDs)
Impulse Records! commemorates the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme with the release of a complete masters edition, including unreleased session reels and alternative versions from Coltrane’s personal collection.

Originally released in 1965, A Love Supreme changed music history, cementing the saxophonist’s reputation as one of the most ground-breaking musicians in music, and was subsequently ranked No. 47 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

This edition finally collects all the previously unavailable outtakes, overdubs, and studio chatter from the sessions of the 9th & 10th December 1964, including additional takes involving saxophonist Archie Shepp and bassist Art Davis. Only two of these takes have been released previously and here they figure alongside two previously unreleased mono reference tracks from Coltrane’s own collection and seven additional unreleased takes from both sessions, including all six takes of ‘Acknowledgment’. Also includes extensive booklet notes by acclaimed jazz writer Ashley Kahn. 


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John Coltrane: The John Coltrane Quartet Plays...(CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: The John Coltrane Quartet Plays...(CD: Impulse)


John Coltrane: Kulu Sé Mama (CD: Impulse)John Coltrane: Kulu Sé Mama (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Meditations (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Meditations (CD: Impulse)


John Coltrane: Om (CD: Impulse- US Import)John Coltrane: Om (CD: Impulse- US Import)
Digitally remastered edition of this posthumous 1968 album by the Jazz legend. In October, 1965, Coltrane recorded Om, referring to the sacred syllable in Hindu religion, which symbolizes the infinite or the entire Universe. Coltrane described Om as the "first syllable, the primal word, the word of power". 


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John Coltrane: Transition (CD: Impulse- US Import)
 


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John Coltrane: Transition (CD: Impulse- US Import)


John Coltrane: Ascension (CD: Impulse)John Coltrane: Ascension (CD: Impulse)
For thirty-five years Ascension has stood as a monument - either as John Coltrane's supreme, ecstatic statement of his musical liberation from chord changes or as his abandonment of all jazz tradition. Here he has reached the summit. Although the influence of other musicians is evident in his music, it stands apart, now as then, from everything else in jazz. It is of unprecedented force and feeling. (Verve Music Group)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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John Coltrane: Sun Ship (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Sun Ship (CD: Impulse)


John Coltrane: Sun Ship- The Complete Session (CD: Impulse, 2 CDs)John Coltrane: Sun Ship- The Complete Session (CD: Impulse, 2 CDs)
Sun Ship, recorded August 26, 1965, captures one of the last sessions by the Classic John Coltrane Quartet (Coltrane, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones). It comes at the culmination of a year in which Coltrane arguably reached his creative peak, a year rich in such masterworks. The Sun Ship album, though, was not issued until 1971, one of several Coltrane albums issued by Impulse Records after his death. And Sun Ship was, like many jazz albums, the product of editing between takes, a process overseen by John's widow Alice.

This Complete Sun Ship Session edition is much more: sourced from newly discovered original reels, the set includes the album's five original compositions, unedited, in sequence of recording, with all of the takes as they evolved, as well as the surrounding conversations. More than just a sampling of a few alternate takes, the Complete Session offers a rare opportunity to eavesdrop on an iconic master at work. (David Wild, liner notes) 


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John Coltrane: Sun Ship- The Complete Session (Vinyl LP: Mosaic, 3 LPs)

180g audiophile vinyl. Limited Edition - 3500 copies. 


Price:  £119.99 

John Coltrane: Sun Ship- The Complete Session (Vinyl LP: Mosaic, 3 LPs)


John Coltrane: Interstellar Space (CD: Impulse- US Import)John Coltrane: Interstellar Space (CD: Impulse- US Import)
'The final masterpiece...With Coltrane on tenor and (Rashied) Ali on percussion, this is the purest sound experience of all the records.' (The Penguin Guide To Jazz) 


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John Coltrane: Expression (CD: Impulse- US Import)
 


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John Coltrane: Expression (CD: Impulse- US Import)


John Coltrane: The Impulse Story (CD: Impulse)John Coltrane: The Impulse Story (CD: Impulse)
 


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John Coltrane: Infinity (CD: Impulse- US Import)
Digitally remastered edition of this posthumous 1972 release from the Jazz great. Infinity is an album by Alice Coltrane, overdubbing recordings by her late husband. Alice Coltrane's controversial `re-imagining' of her husband's late works was criticized by both fans and critics, as she took his original performances and superimposed them over lush orchestral backgrounds and re-dubbed rhythm section parts, as well as recording new solos on piano, organ, harp and timpani.  


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John Coltrane: Infinity (CD: Impulse- US Import)


John Coltrane: Cosmic Music (CD: Impulse- US Import)John Coltrane: Cosmic Music (CD: Impulse- US Import)
Digitally remastered edition of this posthumous 1968 album from Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his wife, pianist Alice. On this release, John Coltrane actually only plays on "Manifestation" and "Reverend King". 


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