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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane (Kenny Burrell with John Coltrane/The Cats) ... LP
Prestige, 1957/1958. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A great little two-fer that brings back some of Kenny Burrell's best work! The first disc on the set is the massive set he cut with Coltrane in 1958 – and it's not only some of Burrell's best guitar playing on record, but also a unique session that has Coltrane blowing extremely well, and extremely soulfully next to a guitar. Tracks on that one include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", and "Freight Trane". The second disc features the album The Cats – cut as a leaderless session with Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Idrees Sulieman, and Coltrane. The set's got a hard blowing sound, in that best Prestige jam session mode – and it includes some great long numbers like "Eclypso", "Minor Mishap", and "Solacium". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has some light wear.)

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John ColtraneAnother Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/Craft, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99 8.99
The legendary John Coltrane was a leader on some amazing recordings of the late 50s and 1960s – but right at the start of his career, he also added key contributions to records headed up by other folks too – and some of the best of those moments are collected here in this well-done set! The "other side" isn't really a part of the Coltrane legacy that's different than the rest – but these early tracks show just how important his tenor saxophone stylings were to the transforming sound of jazz at the end of the 50s – taking things past earlier bop expressions, yet still in a straightforward mode – with solos that are sometimes even more stunning than the work of the leaders under whom the records were issued! Most of the tracks here are from the Prestige and Riverside Records catalogs – and titles include "CTA" by Art Taylor, "Monk's Mood" and "Trinkle Trinkle" by Thelonious Monk, "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "Airegin" by Miles Davis, "Soultrane" by Tadd Dameron, "Billie's Bounce" by Red Garland, and "Tenor Madness" by Sonny Rollins. CD
(Still sealed.)

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John ColtraneBahia ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Good ... $14.99 24.99
An album issued in the years after John Coltrane left the Prestige Records label – but a set that includes some very compelling sounds from the early years, really showing the tenorist in a strongly spiritual transition! Coltrane plays tenor throughout, and the record also features the Red Garland trio, with Red on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and either Art Taylor or Jimmy Cobb on drums – but the set also features trumpet from the great Wilbur Harden on half the record – Coltrane's frequent partner over at Savoy Records, who comes into the music here with the sort of searching, open style that works so well with Trane's tenor! The music is partly in the Garland/Coltrane late 50s Prestige mode, but also has some of the deeper spiritual vibe of the Savoy years too – and titles include "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Bahia", and "Goldsboro Express". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has a slight warp and plays with distortion and crackle. Cover has some wear and aging, with heavy wear and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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John ColtraneBahia (2LP set) ... LP
Prestige, 1957/1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Not to be confused with the single LP Bahia, this 2LP set features tracks from that one – plus titles from Stardust, and the full album Cattin With Coltrane & Quinichette. The first LP features tracks with Trane blowing with the Red Garland Trio, plus one additional tune with the same group, plus Freddie Hubbard – and the second, as titled, features Trane in the frontline with Paul Quinichette, and trio backing by Mal Waldron, Julian Euell, and Ed Thigpen. Titles include "Cattin", "Vodka", "Anatomy", "Bahia", "Goldsboro Express", and "Time After Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneBest Of John Coltrane (Atlantic) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959/1960. Used ... $2.99
What can we say? Trane's work for Atlantic is still some of his best – and the versions of tunes on this album remain as some of the best-remembered tracks in his rich rich bag of songs. Titles include "Giant Steps", "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Equinox", and the fantastic original 13 minute reading of "My Favorite Things". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue Train (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy cover and vinyl!)
Also available
Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 27.99
Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2LP 180 gram stereo pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 51.99
Blue Train (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue Train (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $3.99
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". This newly remastered edition includes additional notes and photos, and alternate takes of "Blue Train" and "Lazy Bird"! CD
(2003 RVG edition.)
Also available
Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 27.99
Blue Train (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 36.99
Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2LP 180 gram stereo pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 51.99

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John ColtraneBlue Train – The Complete Masters (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy 2CDs ... $27.99 29.99
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". 2CD version features a full bonus album of material that includes "Lazy Bird (alt take 1)", "Lazy Bird (alt take 2)", "Blue Train (false start)", "Blue Train (alt take 7)", "Moment's Notice (alt take 4)", "Blue Train (alt take 8)", and "Moment's Notice (incomplete alt take 5a)". CD
Also available
Blue Train (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 36.99
Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2LP 180 gram stereo pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 51.99
Blue Train (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 3.99

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John ColtraneBlue Train – The Complete Masters (2LP 180 gram stereo pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $51.99 54.99
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". This beautiful 2LP version features heavy cover and vinyl – and a full bonus album of material that includes "Lazy Bird (alt take 1)", "Lazy Bird (alt take 2)", "Blue Train (false start)", "Blue Train (alt take 7)", "Moment's Notice (alt take 4)", "Blue Train (alt take 8)", and "Moment's Notice (incomplete alt take 5a)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy cover and vinyl!)
Also available
Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 27.99
Blue Train (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 36.99
Blue Train (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue Train Voices (Original Master Recording gold CD) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". CD
(Out of print gold CD pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once – The Lost Album (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A rare gem that's worth all the attention it's bound to get over the years – never-issued material from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – an instrumental session recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio on the day before his famous record with singer Johnny Hartman – completely fantastic throughout! The material here shows the group really starting to stretch out – Impressions would be their next record to follow, and its spirit is certainly in place here – as Coltrane blows magnificently on tenor and soprano sax, alongside McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. There's a few tunes that the group would fix on later, but which sound very different in this context – and there's even a few excellent numbers that didn't even receive titles at the time of recording. Tracks include "Untitled Original 11383", "Untitled Original 11386", "Slow Blues", "One Up One Down", "Vilia", "Impressions", and a short version of "Nature Boy". 2CD version features 7 more alternate takes – some very different! CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneBrazilia ... LP
Blue Parrot (UK), 1965. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Includes side long recordings of "Brazilia" and "My Favorite Things" with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has bumped corners.)

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John ColtraneBye Bye Blackbird ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1962. Used ... $7.99
John Coltrane live – in a setting that really shows the tenorist starting to stretch out a lot – almost hitting some of the freer modes of a few years later, but still keeping things swinging throughout! The rhythm section is superb – that legendary lineup of Jimmy Garrison on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – creating this magical flow that really sets the tenor free – stretching out in a take of "Bye Bye Blackbird" that really transforms the tune – matched by a equally great reading of "Traneing In". Each long track takes up a side of the record – and both were recorded live in Europe in 1962. CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneClassic Quartet – Complete Impulse Studio Recordings (8CD set) ... CD
Impulse, Early/Mid 60s. Used 8CD Box ... $69.99
The classic quartet of John Coltrane, certainly the classic quartet of the 60s jazz scene and perhaps the classic jazz quartet of all time, compiled in one box set with all of their studio recordings! John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones set so many benchmarks for jazz with their envelope pushing style, recording and performances that it's impossible to overstate their importance in the modern musical oeuvre. This set features all of the LPs Coltrane, Ballads, Impressions, Live At Birdland, Crescent, A Love Supreme, The John Coltrane Quartet Plays, Kulu Se Mama, Transition, Sunship, Infinity and First Meditations, plus a number of tracks issued on compilations. 66 tracks in all, spread out over 8 CDs, in a beautiful bookbound package with a metal slipcase and extensive liner notes. The titles are too numerous to list here, but the set includes "Big Nick", "Soul Eyes", "Miles' Mode", "Tunji", "After The rain", "Lonnie's Lament", "The Drum Thing", "Wise One", "Crescent", "A Love Supreme", "Nature Boy", "Brasilia", "Song Of Praise", "Dear Lord", "The Last Blues", "Living Space", "Dusk Dawn", "Dearly Beloved", "Attaining", "Ascent", "Amen", "Love", "Compassion", "Joy", "Consequences", and "Serenity". CD
(Includes booklet and original metal slipcase – all in nice shape!)

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John ColtraneColtrane (Prestige) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Sealed ... $29.99
Classic early John Coltrane for Prestige – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 80s OJC pressing – sealed, with obi!)

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John ColtraneColtrane For Lovers ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
We're not sure if we can recommend this for lovers – but the set features some mighty nice ballads by Trane, including "My One And Only Love", "Nancy", "Soul Eyes", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "After The Rain", and "Too Young To Go Steady". CD

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John ColtraneColtrane Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $54.99 64.99
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the same groove as Trane's later Prestige years – with rhythm mostly from Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – carving out some sharp lines for Coltrane to cascade over on tenor sax. Yet there's also a new sense of darkness here too – one that moves into edgier territory, and which isn't nearly as settled in as before. These qualities sneak out of both original numbers like "Harmonique", "Fifth House", and "Like Sonny" – as well as standards like "My Shining Hour" and "Little Old Lady". And they really come to the forefront on the classic "Village Blues" – the one track that features the new Coltrane group of McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis, and Elvin Jones! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing without deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, small split on the bottom, small area of faint stain droplets.)

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John ColtraneColtrane Legacy – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great complement to the classic Atlantic albums by Coltrane – material recorded during the same stretch, but never issued at the time! The 1970 set features some undiscovered gems recorded with groups that include Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, and McCoy Tyner – and titles include "Centerpiece", "Stairway To The Stars", "Blues Legacy", "26-2", "To Her Ladyship", and "Untitled Original". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing with CTH suffix. Cover has light wear.)

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John ColtraneColtrane Live At Birdland ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Soaring and soulful work from the legendary John Coltrane – a tremendous live set that's one of his best early 60s albums! The groove is open and free – filled with pulsating modal rhythms, and handled with a slightly more relaxed feeling than some of Trane's studio work from the same time. The quartet features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and Coltrane himself plays both tenor and soprano sax, the latter with an especially beautiful sound. The set kicks off with a beautifully firey reading of "Afro-Blue" – one that really opens up, and remakes the tune into one of Coltrane's most legendary recordings – and other titles include a classic reading of "Alabama", plus the titles "Your Lady" and "The Promise". CD
(2008 Verve/Universal pressing.)
Also available Coltrane Live At Birdland ... CD 5.99

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John ColtraneColtrane Live At Birdland ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $5.99
Soaring and soulful work from the legendary John Coltrane – a tremendous live set that's one of his best early 60s albums! The groove is open and free – filled with pulsating modal rhythms, and handled with a slightly more relaxed feeling than some of Trane's studio work from the same time. The quartet features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and Coltrane himself plays both tenor and soprano sax, the latter with an especially beautiful sound. The set kicks off with a beautifully firey reading of "Afro-Blue" – one that really opens up, and remakes the tune into one of Coltrane's most legendary recordings – and other titles include a classic reading of "Alabama", plus the titles "Your Lady" and "The Promise". CD features a bonus track "Vilia". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed!)
Also available Coltrane Live At Birdland ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Plays The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $79.99
Coltrane plays the blues, but in a way like nobody else – stepping off of the deeply soulful sound of his late Prestige years, and moving into even more open and exploratory space for Atlantic! The setting is bare bones and simple – and many of these numbers begin with the sort of simple vamp that might characterize a blowing session for other labels, but which still has a strong degree of focus for this date. Rhythm is from McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and there's some great sharp edges from Coltrane here, especially on the numbers that feature tenor sax in the lead. Side one of the album features more standard bluesy vamps, but side two really opens up into some tremendous numbers that show the first great hint of modal energy – rollingly enchanting titles that still leave us breathless after all these years! Tracks include "Blues To Elvin", "Blues To Bechet", "Mr Syms", "Mr Day", and "Mr Knight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Blues To Elvin". Cover has a small cutout hole, looks great otherwise.)

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John ColtraneColtrane Time ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good+ ... $43.99 49.99
This is a repackaged version of an album that was originally issued under Cecil Taylor's name, under the title Hard Drive (and later Stereo Drive, or something like that). The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a group that includes Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. The music is a startling mix of styles – as Taylor's heavy piano clashes noisily with Trane's free flowing lines on the tenor. It doesn't always work, but it's well worth a listen, and stands as a critical meeting of two important talents that were both best known on their own. Tracks include "Shifting Down", "Double Clutching", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono grey label pressing in the textured cover – with some splitting on the spine and light wear.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Time (Douglas Collection) ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Sealed ... $19.99
This is a repackaged version of an album that was originally issued under Cecil Taylor's name, under the title Hard Drive (and later Stereo Drive, or something like that). The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a group that includes Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. The music is a startling mix of styles – as Taylor's heavy piano clashes noisily with Trane's free flowing lines on the tenor. It doesn't always work, but it's well worth a listen, and stands as a critical meeting of two important talents that were both best known on their own. Tracks include "Shifting Down", "Double Clutching", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a small cut corner.)

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John ColtraneCrescent ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always heard before – a quality that's bristlingly modern, and which really opens up on some of the longer numbers on the set. Rhythm is by the classic quartet with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound is always pushing the boundaries towards new ideas, but always keeps nicely inside throughout! Titles include "Crescent", "Wise One", "Lonnie's Lament", and "The Drum Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover. Cover has light wear and a small center split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneDakar ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent OJC pressing.)

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John ColtraneDial Africa (French pressing) ... LP
Savoy/Musidisc (France), 1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99 24.99
French issue of some of Coltrane's groundbreaking recordings for Savoy from the late 50s – recorded in the company of a super-hip sextet with Wilbur Harden on trumpet, and done in a way so that the tracks open up nice and long, in strong modal grooves that point the way towards 'Trane's later work in the 60s. Three long tracks – "Gold Coast", "Dial Africa", and "Oomba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams, but looks great overall.)

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John ColtraneExpression ... CD
Impulse, 1967. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The first Impulse album issued after the early death of John Coltrane – and one of his last sessions for the label as well! The record's got a somber, introspective quality that almost hints at the darkness to come – a new way of reaching the spiritual planes that Coltrane was striving for in his music, but with gentler, more individual energy than before. Alice Coltrane plays piano on all tracks, and Coltrane plays tenor throughout – except for the long track "To Be", which has him on flute and Pharaoh Sanders on piccolo! There's a quality here that's almost like some of Alice Coltrane's later work as a leader – very warm, and almost meditative at times. Titles include "To Be", "Offering", "Expression", and "Ogunde". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneFavorites Live (Naima/My Favorite Things 1963/A Love Supreme 1965) Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Familiar tunes from the John Coltrane songbook – but presented here in the kind of freewheeling live versions that really made concert work by the classic quartet so legendary! First up are two long tracks recorded in Berlin in 1963 – an 8 minute take on "Naima", and a soaring 21 minute run on "My Favorite Things" – both slightly inside, and handled by Coltrane on tenor and soprano, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums! The second half of the set is even more searing – a 1965 performance of the complete "Love Supreme" suite of four tracks – done in Antibes in July of that crucial year for the group. All performances are wonderful – the kind of live Coltrane material that has us keep digging for concert recordings over the years, even though we treasure his studio recordings too. CD

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John ColtraneFeelin Good – The Mastery Of John Coltrane Vol 1 ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
One of a late 70's series of unissued takes from 'Trane's Impulse years. This set features the "classic" quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison & Elvin Jones, augmented by Art Davis as a second bassist on a couple of tracks. It's clear from the material here that Coltrane was on the verge of his next quantum leap, as many of these recordings date from just before the Ascension sessions and everything that was to follow. There's a live take of "My Favorite Things" from the Newport Jazz Fest, and simple quartet versions of "Living Space" & "Joy", which were only ever issued elsewhere with strings overdubbed by Alice Coltrane (we forget which album. . .). Also included are some untitled excursions identified only by their session numbers, and "Dusk-dawn" and "Feelin Good". A great portrait of a giant in transition. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original late 70s US pressing. Cover has a small cutout notch and light wear, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneFirst Meditations (For Quartet) ... LP
ABC, 1965/1977. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Key 60s material from the great John Coltrane – even if the set wasn't ever released until the late 70s! The album's kind of a "prequel" to the later Meditations record, and it stands as a key bridge between Coltrane's modal years and his more spiritual sounds – delivered here by a core quartet, without the larger accompaniment that graced the later version! The classic quartet is at their best – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound is slightly more inside than later, but no less filled with searching and yearning! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing. Includes the ABC inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, light ringwear, small sticker spot, and some light stained spots in front.)

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John ColtraneFirst Trane (aka Coltrane) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A classic set for Prestige, originally issued as the album Coltrane – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Labels have name in marker. Cover has light wear, a trace of a price sticker, a small split on the top seam, and a small rip on the top right corner.)

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John ColtraneFrom The Original Master Tapes ... CD
Impulse/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
A collection of tracks from the Impulse vaults. Includes work by the classic quartet – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums – plus work with Eric Dolphy, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and Roy Haynes. CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneGiant Steps (2LP 60th Anniversary Edition – 180 gram pressing with bonus tracks) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99 32.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! Great 2LP version – with a completely new mastering of the record, bonus notes, and a full set of unreleased outtakes and alternates – including "Naima (alt)", "Like Sonny (alt)", "Count Down (alt)", "Syeeda's Song Flute (alt)", "Giant Steps (incomplete alt take 1)", and two more takes of "Giant Steps". LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneGolden Disk ... CD
Essential Jazz (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $8.99
Includes the songs "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Bags And Trane", "Syeeda's Song Flute", "My Favorite Things", "Harmonique", "Giant Steps", "I'll Wait And Pray", "Little Old Lady", "Naima", "Like Sonny", "My Shining Hour", "Fifth House", and "Some Other Blues". CD

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John ColtraneHeavyweight Champion – Complete Atlantic Recordings (7CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Early 60s. Used 7 CDs & Book ... $36.99 49.99
An amazing set of work by John Coltrane – some of his best recordings ever, tracks that form a pivotal point between his later 50s work with Miles Davis and his mid 60s spiritual searching years. The set's unbelievably exhaustive – and includes every track that was ever issued by Coltrane on an Atlantic album, plus some great alternate takes, plus a 72 page hardbound book of photos and writings, plus a whole CD of rare material that was never issued before! (The folks at Atlantic say that they would have loved to make an even bigger set – but after a fire in their warehouse in the 70s, this one CD of tapes is all that ever remained!) The whole package is incredibly well put together – in a small discrete box with some great fold-out CD cases, and a wonderful mechanism for storage that's as great as the music in the set. Titles include "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Ole", "My Favorite Things", "Cousin Mary", "Giant Steps", "Mr Day", "Blues To Elvin", "Satellite", "Liberia", "Dahomey Dance", and sooooo much more! CD
(Out of print. Outer box has some edgewear include some wear to one corner and is priced accordingly.)

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John ColtraneImpressions – Graz 1962 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic material from an important early tour of Europe by the John Coltrane Quartet – tracks recorded in Graz, Austria – and a perfect example of the group as they were really beginning to stretch out and explore! At some level, the vibe here is like the famous first run of Village Vanguard sessions by Coltrane – but the sound shows just how much the players had opened up since the previous year – really tremendous work from the leader on both soprano sax and tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums! Coltrane's solos are long and freewheeling, with a beautifully exploratory, yet soulful vibe – and titles include "Inch Worm", "I Want To Talk About You", "Autumn Leaves", and "Impressions". CD

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John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1967/1974. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his later years – a record that has him stepping off into really new territory that would have really been something, had he stayed on the planet long enough to make more recordings like this! The vibe is very experimental – almost predating loft jazz work to come in the 70s – as Coltrane works here just alongside the drums of Rashied Ali – a fantastic match for his mighty talents, as the pair work together with a whole new extrapolation of the spiritual territory that had been unlocked on more famous records of the time. The material didn't come out until years after Coltrane's death – at a time when others were already recording this way – but the set maybe blows away some of the best material of this nature from the 70s. Titles include "Mars", "Venus", "Jupiter", and "Saturn". CD

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane (Traneing In/Soultrane) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
2 classic John Coltrane albums in a single set! The package first offers up Traneing In – a beautiful album that more than lives up to its evocative title – an early session from John Coltrane, filled with long tracks that slide along brilliantly! As with many other classic Prestige albums from Trane, backing is by the trio of Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and Art Taylor drums – all holding back nicely when Coltrane opens up on his solos, but also coloring the tunes with soulful lyricism in a masterful understatement. The sound is about as classic as you can get during these early years in The Great One's career – and titles include "Traneing In", "Slow Dance", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", and "Bass Blues". Next is Soultrane – a bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear, aging, and a small stain in front.)

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Retrospective – The Impulse Years (3CD set) ... CD
Impulse, 1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $3.99 5.99
A solid collection that opens with material from Africa/Brass and moves chronologically through Kulu Se Mama and Expression – 24 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane/Ray Draper Quintet (aka Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Excellent stuff – and one of the few rare early jazz sides to feature tuba player Ray Draper! Draper later went onto do a heck of a lot of studio and soul work, but at this early point in his career, he was a striking modernist, recording with Coltrane and Jackie McLean, in a mindblowing manner that should have left a larger impression on jazz. Despite the heaviness of Draper's instrument, his tone is fantastic – kind of a bassy one, with a rolling approach that really takes care of the bottom groove without any of the hoke you might expect. The album's a quintet session, with Coltrane on tenor, plus Gil Coggins on piano, Spanky De Brest on bass, and Larry Ritchie on drums. Includes the sublime soul number "Filide", plus "Two Sons", "Paul's Pal", and "Clifford's Kappa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover is slightly wavy at the back panel.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard Again! ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $9.99
John Coltrane returns to the Village Vanguard – but his sound here is a lot more far-reaching than a few years before! The album's a great counterpart to the first Vanguard session – as it takes all of the bold, soaring energy of that date, and balances it with the newly introspective sound of the later Coltrane years – plus some of the freedoms learned from the Love Supreme era. The group here showcases the new territory explored by Coltrane – with Trane himself on tenor, soprano, and a bit of bass clarinet (echoing earlier Dolphy), plus Pharoah Sanders on additional tenor, Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rasheid Ali on drums. The album only features 2 long tracks – an incredibly soulful version of "Naima", and a very firey version of "My Favorite Things", but one that begins with a haunting bass solo by Garrison! CD
(1997 pressing)

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John ColtraneLive In 1962 ... CD
Unique, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A live performance by the classic quartet – with Coltrane on tenor and soprano sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks include "The Inch Worm", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", and "Impressions". CD
(Still sealed.)

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John ColtraneLive In Antibes 1965 ... CD
Le Jazz/Charly (UK), 1965. Used ... $11.99
The classic lineup, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneLiving Space ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s. Used ... $13.99
Brilliant work from the great John Coltrane – a set of material that was recorded in the 60s, but not issued until the late 70s – and only then, not properly in print until the release of this great package! The material is classic Coltrane Quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working with Trane to craft some long tracks that show the expanding genius of the group at the time. The spirit of the work is in the "new thing" mode of the 60s – more adventurous than even Coltrane's work from a few years before – and titles include "Living Space", "Dusk-Dawn", "The Last Blues", and "Untitled 90314". CD
(Out of print, US digpack pressing – in great shape!)
Also available Living Space ... CD 14.99

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John ColtraneLiving Space ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $14.99
Brilliant work from the great John Coltrane – a set of material that was recorded in the 60s, but not issued until the late 70s – and only then, not properly in print until the release of this great package! The material is classic Coltrane Quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working with Trane to craft some long tracks that show the expanding genius of the group at the time. The spirit of the work is in the "new thing" mode of the 60s – more adventurous than even Coltrane's work from a few years before – and titles include "Living Space", "Dusk-Dawn", "The Last Blues", and "Untitled 90314". CD
Also available Living Space ... CD 13.99

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John ColtraneLove Supreme ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1964. Used ... $1.99
Maybe one of the greatest jazz albums of all time – a real breakthrough moment for the legendary John Coltrane, and the blueprint for generations of jazz records to come! Trane was already breaking down plenty of boundaries before Love Supreme – but he knocked it out of the park for the album – which is a full-length suite of spiritual expression, one that gives even greater focus and message to Coltrane's long-spiralling style of soloing on the tenor sax! The group here is the classic quartet – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – taking Trane up to the heavens on waves of modal energy, but also holding his spirit closer to the planet than on some of later, more outside performances. There's a slight bit of vocalization on the record – that chanted energy that imbues the set with so much love – and movements include "Acknowledgement", "Resolution", "Pursuance", and "Psalm". CD

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John ColtraneMeditations ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1966. Used ... $4.99
An album that's quite different than you might expect from the title – one of the most adventurous records issued on Impulse during the life of John Coltrane! The tracks here are all quite free and far-reaching – hardly the mellow "meditations you might expect – and more the new unbridled sense of energy that Trane was letting loose in the post-Love Supreme years. The group here features some tremendous tenor from Pharoah Sanders – joining the core lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – who himself is inspired to new heights by the addition of Rashied Ali as a second drummer. The work has a searing emotive quality that goes beyond most that Coltrane had recorded before this point – and titles include the classic "The Father The Son & The Holy Ghost", plus "Love", "Consequences", "Serenity", and "Compassion". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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John ColtraneMore Lasting Than Bronze (Lush Life/Coltrane) ... LP
Prestige, 1957/1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Strong work – even if the album is sort of a collection of tracks that Trane recorded for Prestige, instead of a discreet album. The 2LP set is from the mid 70s – and combines tracks originally issued on the albums Lush Life and Coltrane. Side one of Lush Life features Coltrane's tenor in a spare setting with Earl May on bass and Art Taylor on drums – playing mellow tunes like "I Love You" and "Like Someone In Love", as well as the original "Trane's Slow Blues". Side two features a blowing session mode – with Donald Byrd, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Louis Hayes – on the cuts "Lush Life" and "I Hear A Rhapsody". Coltrane is a classic set for Prestige – a set of blowing session tracks with Trane in the lead, featuring players like Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good ... $59.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". The other players include McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the whole album is as great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s Broadway label stereo pressing with serif font – 1A/1A. Cover has some surface wear, gloss wrinkles in front, and some light stains in back.)
Also available My Favorite Things (2CD edition – mono/stereo mixes) ... CD 24.99

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things (2CD edition – mono/stereo mixes) ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". The other players include McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the whole album is as great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! CD
(2CD set features new mastering of both the stereo and mono versions – plus new notes and rare photos and ephemera!)
Also available My Favorite Things ... LP 59.99

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John ColtraneOne Down, One Up – Live At The Half Note ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
A long overdue testament to the live genius of the mighty John Coltrane Quartet – captured at the legendary Half Note club in NYC – disc 1 recorded on a date in March 1965 and disc 2 on a date in early May of the same year! The set finds Coltrane plus McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on the kit working in a far more adventurous guise than many of the 60s studio sessions – stretching out incredibly on the half hour epic workout "One Up, One Down" and a beautifully loose run of "Afro Blue". The stylistic themes are carried through similarly on the second disc's long grooving "Song Of Praise" and an amazing "My Favorite Things", but stretching near or past the 20 minute mark. These long bootlegged recordings are now available on CD officially for the first time ever – complete with the original radio introductions and announcements! CD

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John ColtraneRain Or Shine ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
This is a collection of some of Coltrane's work in the late 50s and some of these tracks were previously issued on Lush Life, The Last Trane and Settin The Pace. Some of the musicians who played in these sessions are Earl May, Art Taylor, Donald Byrd, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Louis Hayes. The titles include "Slowtrane", "Lover", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "By The Numbers", "I See Your Face Before Me", "Little Melonae", and "Rise N' Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s green label issue. Cover has light surface wear.)

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John ColtraneRough Guide Blues Legends Presents – John Coltrane – Birth Of A Legend ... CD
World Music Network, Late 50s. Used 2CD ... $2.99 4.99
Includes "Blue Train", "Naima", and "Spiral" – plus a second disc highlighting work as a sideman with Red Garland, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Burrell, Thelonious Monk, and others. CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneStardust ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mellow soulful classic by John Coltrane – and one of his best-remembered early albums for Prestige! The session has all the gentle glow that you might guess from the title – a laidback, open-ended approach that has Coltrane blowing long solos over rhythms from the trio of Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and either Jimmy Cobb and Art Taylor on drums – with just a bit of guest trumpet from either Freddie Hubbard or Wilbur Harden on three of the album's four tracks. The tunes are plenty long, and even with the added soloists, Coltrane still gets in plenty of space – on titles that include "Stardust", "Time After Time", "Love Thy Neighbor", and "Then I'll Be Tired Of You". CD

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John ColtraneStardust Session ... LP
Prestige, 1958/1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
An excellent double-length album that brings together a full session of material by John Coltrane – titles that were initially scattered over a number of different albums, but finally brought back together for this package! The album features Coltrane blowing in a quintet with trumpeter Wilbur Harden – making the set a nice counterpart to the Harden/Coltrane work at Savoy – but done here in a style that's more fully spacious, in keeping with Trane's Prestige work as a leader. Rhythm is by the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and tracks were originally issued on the albums Stardust, Standard Coltrane, and Bahia. 8 titles in all – including "I'll Get By", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Stardust", "Invitation", "Love Thy Neighbor", and "My Ideal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a small trace of a price sticker, ring and edge wear, and light aging.)

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John ColtraneSun Ship ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Soaring work from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – a session that was incredibly far-reaching for the time, and which originally was unissued until after the time of Coltrane's death! The record's got the group really pushing forward strongly – hitting a Love Supreme mode, but also showing even some of the sharper edges that John would explore with the group after this one – a beautiful swan song to the lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Things soar with a hell of a lot of spirituality, yet never get too overindulgent to lose their groove – and titles include "Amen", "Dearly Beloved", "Ascent", "Attaining", and "Sun Ship". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a barcode cover.)

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John ColtraneTrane Of August '57 (aka John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio) ... LP
Doxy, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Classic late 50s 'Trane for Prestige – with backing by the Red Garland trio, and tracks in a loose comfortable format that really lets Coltrane open up on his solos. The rhythm team of Art Taylor and Paul Chambers still give the set a strong degree of tightness, though – and by no means should this one be thought of as a throw off set. Five nu7mbers in all: "Traneing In", "Slow Dance", "You Leave Me Breathless", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music" and "Bass Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(EU reissue from 2009.)

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John ColtraneTraneing In (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Prestige, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful album that more than lives up to its evocative title – an early session from John Coltrane, filled with long tracks that slide along brilliantly! As with many other classic Prestige albums from Trane, backing is by the trio of Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and Art Taylor drums – all holding back nicely when Coltrane opens up on his solos, but also coloring the tunes with soulful lyricism in a masterful understatement. The sound is about as classic as you can get during these early years in The Great One's career – and titles include "Traneing In", "Slow Dance", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", and "Bass Blues". CD

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John ColtraneTraneing In (Jazz Classics Series) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A beautiful album that more than lives up to its evocative title – an early session from John Coltrane, filled with long tracks that slide along brilliantly! As with many other classic Prestige albums from Trane, backing is by the trio of Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and Art Taylor drums – all holding back nicely when Coltrane opens up on his solos, but also coloring the tunes with soulful lyricism in a masterful understatement. The sound is about as classic as you can get during these early years in The Great One's career – and titles include "Traneing In", "Slow Dance", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", and "Bass Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and a initals in pen. Label also has initials in pen.)

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John Coltrane & Don CherryAvant-Garde ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $39.99
A beautiful meeting of two major talents from the left end of jazz – recorded in the early 60's when both were working for Atlantic! Despite the "avant garde" title, this set is straighter than you'd expect – very much in the spirit of Coltrane's work for the label, but with perhaps some of the more angular styles that Cherry was laying down with Ornette Coleman at the time. The session has Coltrane joining Ornette's group of Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – save for a few numbers that feature Percy Heath on bass instead of Haden. The set includes great readings of Ornette's "The Blessing", "The Invisible", and "Focus On Sanity", and Coltrane plays both soprano sax and tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing with AT etch. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit at the beginning of "Focus On Sanity". Cover has some discolored spots from age.)

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTenor Conclave (SACD) ... CD
Prestige/Analogue Productions, 1956. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Tenors can't get any more conclaved than this – as the record brings together 4 players on the instrument in a great match from 2 of the best sides of 50s jazz! John Coltrane and Hank Mobley represent the more open, soulful side of the spectrum – and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims the tighter, more smartly arranged aspect. Together, the quartet of horns work in an open-ended blowing mode with rhythm by Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor – in a way that almost makes the set a "Coltrane plus" album for Prestige – one that has the structure of some of the best Trane/Garland sides for the label, but which blows in some other horns with different voicings. If you ever needed a record to demonstrate the subtler shadings of genius within 50s modern jazz, yet still convince you that it could also be relaxed and spontaneous, this record may well be the one. Titles include 2 standards – "Just You, Just Me" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – plus 2 Mobley originals – "Tenor Conclave" and "Bob's Boys". CD
(Out of print hybrid Super Audio CD, works on all players – an Analogue Productions pressing!)

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John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTwo Tenors (second cover) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The team of Coltrane and Mobley seems like a strange pairing from the perspective of the history books – but at the time, the pair were two of the brightest new stars on the tenor, each with a sound and style that would make them huge, so it was no surprise that they were brought together for a blowing session like this on Prestige. The set's got a nice open ended feel – with 4 long tracks that give the players plenty of solo room, and a group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Elmo Hope on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "On It", "Weeja", "Avalon", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light surface & edge wear.)

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane & Johnny Hartman ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at another level, the album's got a great approach to Coltrane's gentler side, one that wasn't showing up on a lot of his Impulse albums of the time. Overall, the album's got an extremely haunting quality, and McCoy Tyner's piano adds as much to Hartman's hip voice as Coltrane's mellow tenor. Titles include some well-chosen moody standards – including "Lush Life", "Dedicated To You", and "Autumn Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s pressing on heavy virgin vinyl – GR-157. Cover has minimal wear.)

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John Coltrane & Johnny HodgesComplete Studio Sessions With Johnny Hodges ... CD
Definitive/Norgran (Spain), 1954. Used ... $6.99
Here's a side of John Coltrane you may not know about – his pre-Miles Davis, post-Earl Bostic time with Johnny Hodges! Right after he left the Bostic group, where he was a bit buried in the orchestra (but still had some nice moments), Coltrane hooked up with Johnny Hodges for these 1954 sessions on Verve/Norgran. The group is nice and small – with players that include Shorty Baker, Jimmy Hamilton, and Cal Cobbs – but the main focus is on the solo work of Hodges, with Coltrane mostly providing supporting work in the group. But still, if you dig Hodges (and we sure do!), the set's a nice one – and features tracks that include "Used To Be Duke", "Warm Valley", "Madam Butterfly", "Sweet As Bear Meat", and "Burgundy Walk", as well as a very cool 17 minute "Ballad Medley"! CD

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✨✧ John Coltrane/Archie SheppNew Thing At Newport ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
An essential piece of 60's avant garde jazz that often gets overlooked because the album is split between two different leaders – but with John Coltrane and Archie Shepp at the helm, what leaders they be! Shepp leads a quartet that includes Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Barre Phillips on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and the music is some of his best from the 60's. Hutcherson is haunting, and Shepp plays in a beautifully restrained style that brings out all of his best elements, without any of the indulgence that sometimes mars his playing. The group plays all original tracks, including "Rufus", "Le Matin Des Noire", and "Scag". Coltrane's quartet with Tyner, Garrison, and Jones adds one additional long track to the album, the lively "One Down One Up". A great set, and one not to pass up! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has some ringwaer, edge wear, and some stains inside the gatefold.)

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Tadd Dameron with John ColtraneMating Call ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used ... $6.99
A sublime early set from John Coltrane – and one of Tadd Dameron's greatest moments on record ever! The session's a laidback quartet one – with John Simmons on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, completing the group with Dameron on piano and Trane on tenor – all coming together in a style that's loose, but still quite sharp overall – especially given Coltrane's tremendous tone, which really helps take the record to the next level from the very first moment it comes into the mix! Dameron's piano is strong, but subtle – and his compositions are what really make the record great – tunes that include "Soultrane", "Mating Call", "Romas", "Super Jet", and "On A Misty Night". CD

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneBest Of Miles Davis & John Coltrane ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
Includes nine tracks from the box set. CD

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneComplete Columbia Recordings 1955 to 1961 – Miles Davis & John Coltrane (6CD box set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 6CD & Book ... Just Sold Out!
Loads of material from this famous pair – issued on albums that include Jazz Track, Round Midnight, Milestones, Kind Of Blue, Someday My Prince Will Come, Miles & Monk At Newport – and lots of other obscure compilation tracks and unissued numbers! CD
(Out of print first pressing – in the beautiful metal slipcover case.)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneLive In Stockholm 1960 ... CD
Dragon/Secret (France), 1960. Used 2CD ... $11.99 14.99
Essential material pulled from a legendary set of shows in Stockholm from 1960. The group features Miles and Coltrane alongside Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Most of the tracks are nice and long and include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues Theme", and "Walkin" – plus a short 2-part interview with Coltrane. CD
(1989 French pressing with a blue cover.)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneMiles & Coltrane ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... $1.99
A strong collection of sides that Miles recorded for Columbia during the late 50s – most featuring a group that included John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, caught live at the Newport Jazz fest in 1958, playing the tunes "Ah-leu-cha", "Straight No Chaser", "Fran-Dance (Put Your Little Foot Right Out)", "Two Bass Hit", and "Bye Bye Blackbird". The remaining 2 tracks – "Little Melonae" and "Budo" – are from a 1955 set that includes Coltrane, plus the rhythm trio led by Red Garland and featuring Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones. CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing.)

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960/1985. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD
Also available In Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD 28.99

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Miles Davis with John Coltrane & Sonny StittIn Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99 29.99
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together in space that's very open, and far more exploratory than their studio work of the late 50s – maybe at a level that really shows the impact that Coltrane's growth was having on the solo approach of Davis! The key rhythm trio keeps things swinging – Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – which almost seems to allow the horn players even more freedom. The second two thirds of the set are equally striking, but in a very different way – as they feature the great Sonny Stitt, blowing both alto and tenor with Miles' group – a choice that's maybe a bit surprising, but equally wonderful too – a Stitt brings the sound maybe back to a bop core, but also seems to really get a chance to show off some of those modern currents that he had to soft-pedal on his albums for Roost. Titles with Coltrane include "So What", "On Green Dolphin Street", "All Blues/Theme", "Walkin/Theme", and "Fran Dance" – and titles with Stitt include "Autumn Leaves/Theme", "Walkin", "All Of You", "June Night", "Stardust", "Lover Man", "If I Were A Bell", "No Blues/Theme", "Softly As In A Mornin Sunrise", and "So What". CD
Also available In Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set) ... CD 19.99

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Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
A seminal meeting of the old and new generations of jazz in the 60s – put together in perfect Impulse fashion! At some level, this is actually an early 60s John Coltrane Quartet album – with Duke Ellington sitting in for McCoy Tyner on piano, as that's the lineup on about half of the album – tracks that feature Coltrane on tenor, Elvin Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison on bass, all working with Ellington on the keys. On other titles, though, the album features Coltrane playing with a Duke-ish trio that has Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums – slightly less modern, but with a nice sense of depth throughout! Overall, the the record does a great job of balancing between the best talents of both players – and titles include "Big Nick", "The Feeling Of Jazz", "Take The Coltrane", and "My Little Brown Book". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, & OthersCats ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $11.99
The Cats here are all quite hip ones – and the album's one of the best Prestige Records blowing sessions from the late 50s – an all-star sextet effort that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, John Coltrane on tenor, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks are long, and open – and although each player is really at their best on their solos, there's still a sense of group unity that makes the record stand out from other efforts of its type – enough so that it's often cited as a key early entry in the Coltrane catalog. Titles include "Eclypso", "Solacium", "Tommy's Tune", and "Minor Mishap". CD
(Out of print.)

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Red Garland with John ColtraneHigh Pressure ... CD
Prestige, 1957. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Beautiful early work from John Coltrane – recorded in the sensitive company of the Red Garland trio, and with Donald Byrd joining in on trumpet on the frontline! The tracks are longish and open – a bit more directed than the average blowing session numbers, but done with some of the similar spirit that Coltrane and Byrd both brought to those outings. The greatness of Coltrane's tenor needs no introduction at this point, but let us just say that the interplay with Garland is nicely subtle – and rounded with some great shades of soul. Titles include "Soft Winds", "Solitude", "Undecided", "Two Bass Hit", and "What Is There To Say". CD
(Late 80s OJC pressing.)

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Milt Jackson & John ColtraneBags & Trane ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99 29.99
An incredible collaboration from John Coltrane and Milt Jackson – and one that gives Milt one of his sharpest records ever! The setting is relatively straight – tenor from Coltrane, vibes from Jackson – plus rhythm from Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Yet there's also a sense of openness here that you'd hardly ever expect on other records by Jackson – especially his contemporaneous sides with the Modern Jazz Quartet – and Coltrane's tenor gets as much room to roam here as it did on Prestige – really cutting some beautifully soulful, open, and flowing lines throughout! Titles include "Bags & Trane", "Three Little Words", "Be-Bop", "Late Late Blues", and "The Night We Called It a Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label pressing with PR suffix. Cover has some aging on the back and a tiny split on the bottom seam.)

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Charles Mingus/Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane/Eric DolphyEuropa Jazz ... LP
Armando Curcio (Italy), Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Titles include "Evidence"and "Light Blue" by the Thelonious Monk Quartet, "Mr PC" with John Coltrane and the Eric Dolphy Quintet, and "Better Git It In Your Soul" by the Charlie Mingus Quintet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBallads ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – but which still has some of the depth of soul that John Coltrane brought to his more experimental work on Impulse Records! The album's a classic introduction to the music of Trane – and maybe is tied more closely to the spirit of some of his work on Atlantic Records, and makes a 'ally transforms them, thanks in part to the sublime work of Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano. The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp – vinyl is clean, and cover is very nice, save for a spot of light wear on the spine.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlack Pearls ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful name for a beautiful record – a classic set of hardbop material from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – and a session that has him working with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The album's got a beautifully laidback feel that prefaces some of the Coltrane's more exploratory work on Impulse and Atlantic – but one that still also has the earthy, straight ahead feel of his best early years on Prestige – a great combination that makes the record a key moment in the early career of The Great One. Tracks are all quite long – not exactly blowing session tunes, but done with a feel that's more open than some of the other Coltrane albums of the time – and titles include "Black Pearls", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "Sweet Sapphire Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Back cover has light wear and a small name, front is nice.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue Train ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono West 63rd pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, 9M etch, and ear! Cover has a bit of light wear in a top corner, but both vinyl and cover are great overall.)
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Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 27.99
Blue Train (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP 36.99
Blue Train – The Complete Masters (2LP 180 gram stereo pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 51.99
Blue Train (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane (Prestige) (SACD) ... CD
Prestige/Analogue Productions, 1957. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early John Coltrane for Prestige – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". CD
(Out of print hybrid Super Audio CD, works on all players – an Analogue Productions pressing!)
Also available Coltrane (Prestige) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneComplete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
4 discs worth of material recorded by Coltrane in a variety of settings at the Village Vanguard in November 1961! Eric Dolphy is included on most takes, and the bass chair is filled by either Jimmy Garrison or Reggie Workman, and on some takes both (!), McCoy Tyner is on piano, Elvin Jones is on drums and a few songs feature Ahmed Abdul Malik or Garvin Bushnell. Titles include multiple readings of "India", "Chasin' The Trane", "Spiritual", "Miles' Mode" and more! CD
(Includes the poster – all in nice shape!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneCrescent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sharp-edged John Coltrane at his best – a record that we'd rank right up there with Love Supreme, and which is a key transition point in Coltrane's musical ideas! There's a very strong edge to Coltrane's tone here – and even on the mellower ballads, he plays with a sound not always heard before – a quality that's bristlingly modern, and which really opens up on some of the longer numbers on the set. Rhythm is by the classic quartet with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the sound is always pushing the boundaries towards new ideas, but always keeps nicely inside throughout! Titles include "Crescent", "Wise One", "Lonnie's Lament", and "The Drum Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series – beautiful heavy vinyl and cover!)
Also available Crescent ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneInfinity ... LP
Impulse, 1965/1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The John Coltrane sound stretching out to Infinity – beautifully collaborating core spiritual sounds recorded when The Great One was still alive, and later string passages done by Alice Coltrane in the early 70s! The initial tracks are very open and almost easygoing – not the full-on outside expressions of some other Coltrane unreleased sides from the time, but the more cosmic sound of Love Supreme – carried out by musicians that include Alice Coltrane on harp, piano, and organ – plus Pharoah Sanders on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison and Charlie Haden on bass, Rashied Ali on percussion, and Elvin Jones on drums. The strings are surprisingly wonderful, too – kind of linking the Coltrane and post-Coltrane generations in ways that are really marvelous, and filled with the kind of majesty that Coltrane should have deserved while still on this planet! Titles include "Living Space", "Joy", "Leo", and "Peace On Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... LP
Impulse, 1967/1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his later years – a record that has him stepping off into really new territory that would have really been something, had he stayed on the planet long enough to make more recordings like this! The vibe is very experimental – almost predating loft jazz work to come in the 70s – as Coltrane works here just alongside the drums of Rashied Ali – a fantastic match for his mighty talents, as the pair work together with a whole new extrapolation of the spiritual territory that had been unlocked on more famous records of the time. The material didn't come out until years after Coltrane's death – at a time when others were already recording this way – but the set maybe blows away some of the best material of this nature from the 70s. Titles include "Mars", "Venus", "Jupiter", and "Saturn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo/quad pressing. NOTE – Cover is flaky and peeled at the bottom right corner, with a half split seam, and some fading along the top seam and spine.)
Also available Interstellar Space ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus the very important addition of Eric Dolphy on the leadoff tune "Spiritual" – a number that features Dolphy on bass clarinet alongside Coltrane's tremendous tenor, as both players open up on extended solos that take the tune to nearly 14 minutes in length! Other numbers omit Dolphy, but are still totally great – and Coltrane picks up the soprano sax for a classic reading of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" – and the group shifts slightly for the freer "Chasin The Trane", a 16 minute romp done with only tenor sax, drums, and bass – the latter of which is handled here by Jimmy Garrison instead of Workman. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLive In Japan ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
4CDs – and some of the most far-reaching work that Coltrane ever recorded! The package expands the much shorter 2LP set that once was the seminal Live In Japan recording – a late concert performance showcasing 'Trane at his most out, featuring Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders as well as Rashied Ali's propulsive drumming. Lengthy takes of "Leo" and "Peace on Earth" are spread out across very long takes – often running for well over 30 minutes – as 'Trane's ideas spill forth, continuously building momentum. One of the definitive statements of "energy-jazz", and a recording that has gone onto become one of Trane's most-hailed albums ever! Other titles include "Afro Blue", "Crescent", and one of the most "out" versions of "My Favorite Things" you'll ever hear! CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the greatest jazz albums of all time – a real breakthrough moment for the legendary John Coltrane, and the blueprint for generations of jazz records to come! Trane was already breaking down plenty of boundaries before Love Supreme – but he knocked it out of the park for the album – which is a full-length suite of spiritual expression, one that gives even greater focus and message to Coltrane's long-spiraling style of soloing on the tenor sax! The group here is the classic quartet – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – taking Trane up to the heavens on waves of modal energy, but also holding his spirit closer to the planet than on some of later, more outside performances. There's a slight bit of vocalization on the record – that chanted energy that imbues the set with so much love – and movements include "Acknowledgement", "Resolution", "Pursuance", and "Psalm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Acoustic Sound series – heavy cover and vinyl, remastered from the original tapes!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme – Live In Seattle ... CD
Impulse, 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic addition to the John Coltrane catalog, and a set that's wonderful for so many different reasons it's hard to fit them all in one short passage! As the title implies, the album features a rare live performance of "Love Supreme" – done in 1965, when the work was new both to the world, and the classic Coltrane quartet with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Yet the version here is also very different than the album reading – looser, with more "interlude" passages – at a level that already has the group drinking in the spirit of the tune, and finding a way to rise with a new spiritual majesty! Another key part of the recording is the presence of Pharoah Sanders on tenor – making a very early appearance with the group – amidst a septet lineup that also features a very young Carlos Ward on alto, and Donald Rafael Garrett on bass – players who expand the lineup in ways that show some of Coltrane's growing experiments past the quartet structure. The whole thing was recorded at the Penthouse Club in Seattle – a place that's given us some other fantastic "lost" recordings from the 60s in recent years – and the record is essential listening, even if you own the studio Love Supreme record, or any other Coltrane records at all. CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme – Live In Seattle ... LP
Impulse, New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic addition to the John Coltrane catalog, and a set that's wonderful for so many different reasons it's hard to fit them all in one short passage! As the title implies, the album features a rare live performance of "Love Supreme" – done in 1965, when the work was new both to the world, and the classic Coltrane quartet with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Yet the version here is also very different than the album reading – looser, with more "interlude" passages – at a level that already has the group drinking in the spirit of the tune, and finding a way to rise with a new spiritual majesty! Another key part of the recording is the presence of Pharoah Sanders on tenor – making a very early appearance with the group – amidst a septet lineup that also features a very young Carlos Ward on alto, and Donald Rafael Garrett on bass – players who expand the lineup in ways that show some of Coltrane's growing experiments past the quartet structure. The whole thing was recorded at the Penthouse Club in Seattle – a place that's given us some other fantastic "lost" recordings from the 60s in recent years – and the record is essential listening, even if you own the studio Love Supreme record, or any other Coltrane records at all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneMajor Works Of John Coltrane (Ascension I & II/Om/Kulu Se Mama/Selflessness) ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most spiritual music that John Coltrane ever recorded! The package presents the full contents of the albums Om and Ascenscion – the latter of which is presented here in both takes of the long group improvisation – plus the long tracks "Selflessness" and "Kulu Se Mama". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMeditations ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that's quite different than you might expect from the title – one of the most adventurous records issued on Impulse during the life of John Coltrane! The tracks here are all quite free and far-reaching – hardly the mellow "meditations you might expect – and more the new unbridled sense of energy that Trane was letting loose in the post-Love Supreme years. The group here features some tremendous tenor from Pharoah Sanders – joining the core lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – who himself is inspired to new heights by the addition of Rashied Ali as a second drummer. The work has a searing emotive quality that goes beyond most that Coltrane had recorded before this point – and titles include the classic "The Father The Son & The Holy Ghost", plus "Love", "Consequences", "Serenity", and "Compassion". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Meditations ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
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My Favorite Things ... LP 59.99
My Favorite Things (2CD edition – mono/stereo mixes) ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things – Coltrane At Newport ... CD
Impulse, 1963/1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from John Coltrane's Newport Jazz Festival sets from 1963 and 1965 – totally amazing work from Trane and his superior quartet of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – nearly 1 1/2 hours of essential avant garde! This CD features a trio of pieces from each year, "I Want To Talk About You", "My Favorite Things" and "Impressions" from '63 – plus One Done, One Up and "My Favorite Things" from '65 – with an endearing intro by Father Norman O'Connor for the '65 parts. Includes the extended version of "Impressions" from the '63 appearance – the full 23+ minute version that's never been released until now! CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneOm ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pure statement of being and essence – and one of John Coltrane's spiritual masterpieces from the 60s! The 1965 recording was one of Trane's most adventurous so far – as it featured just one album-length track, building up out of relatively free expressions from Coltrane in the studio – initially in the spirit of Love Supreme, but much sharper-edged and unbridled overall – as if the meditative spirit of the previous recording had unlocked a sense of freedom that refused to be tied down to simple structures! The group is great – and features Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Donald Garrett on bass clarinet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus a bit of flute and percussion from Joe Brazil. The playing is much freer than on other albums of the time, but also has some introspective spiritual moments – clearly inspired by the Love Supreme recording, but taken a shade outside as well! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneWells Fargo (aka Mainstream 1958 – The East Coast Jazz Scene) ... LP
Savoy, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible chapter of John Coltrane's early career – one of a pair of albums he cut with trumpeter Wilbur Harden for Savoy records! The title's a bit misleading, as the sound here really isn't "mainstream" at all – but more in the longer modal mode that would emerge more strongly in Coltrane's later recordings. The album is really significant – in that it almost marks the first time that Trane got to express his voice freely, and work through a more visionary sound – but big credit also goes to Wilbur Harden, who wrote all the longer tracks on the set, and who is coming at the record from kind of a Yusef Lateef exotic perspective. Other players include Tommy Flanagan and Lateef-bandmates Doug Watkins on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "West 42nd Street", "EFFPH", "Snuffy", and "Rhodomagnetics". LP, Vinyl record album
(2009 EU Doxy pressing on 180 gram vinyl.)

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane & Johnny Hartman ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album of vocal jazz – and one of the few sessions that John Coltrane ever cut with a singer! In a way, the album's more Hartman's than it is Coltrane's – given that Johnny's warm, mellow style of singing isn't as free and open as Trane at his most adventurous – but at another level, the album's got a great approach to Coltrane's gentler side, one that wasn't showing up on a lot of his Impulse albums of the time. Overall, the album's got an extremely haunting quality, and McCoy Tyner's piano adds as much to Hartman's hip voice as Coltrane's mellow tenor. Titles include some well-chosen moody standards – including "Lush Life", "Dedicated To You", and "Autumn Serenade". CD
(BMG music club pressing, digipack has edgewear.)
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✨✧ John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Arche Shepp, & OthersNew Wave In Jazz ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Live material from a Village Gate performance that included the leading lights of the East Village free scene in the 60s – John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Grachan Moncur, and Archie Shepp! The set's a great counterpart to some of the full artist releases on Impulse at the time – and features key material that's not out there elsewhere! A really standout track is from a unique group that never got much recording time – one featuring Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, James Spaulding on alto, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – on a killer version of Monk's "Brilliant Corners". Other titles include an Alber Ayler-led version of "Holy Ghost", a Grachan Moncur reading of "Blue Free" with Hutcherson on vibes, a Coltrane quartet take of "Nature Boy", and Archie Shepp doing "Hambone" in a group with Marion Brown on alto and Virgil Jones on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with insert – TD 3030 AI. Inside gatefold cover has some very light aging, outside is great.)

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✨✧ Red Garland with John ColtraneDig It ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a standard trio album from pianist Red Garland – as the set also features excellent work from a young John Coltrane on tenor, plus trumpet from Donald Byrd! The group is nice for the date – a bit more bite than usual, with George Joyner on bass and Art Taylor on drums – on long tunes that include "Billie's Bounce", "CTA" and a the nice, long slow burner "Lazy Mae". Joyner is replaced by Paul Chambers on the trio number "Crazy Rhythm" – the only non-horn track on the set. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label stereo pressing. Vinyl is clean, and cover is nice.)
 
 
 



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