John Coltrane Ballads 1962

John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 16, 2010
John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)

John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 506 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb
© 2002 Verve / Impulse! | 314 589 548-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music


John Coltrane - Ballads (1962) [2CD] (2002 Deluxe Edition)

Throughout John Coltrane's discography there are a handful of decisive and controversial albums that split his listening camp into factions. Generally, these occur in his later-period works such as Om and Ascension, which push into some pretty heady blowing. As a contrast, Ballads is often criticized as too easy and as too much of a compromise between Coltrane and Impulse! (the two had just entered into the first year of label representation). Seen as an answer to critics who found his work complicated with too many notes and too thin a concept, Ballads has even been accused of being a record that Coltrane didn't want to make.

John Coltrane - Ole (1962) Remastered 2000  

Posted by Designol at May 24, 2015
John Coltrane - Ole (1962) Remastered 2000

John Coltrane - Olé (1962) Remastered 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Atlantic | # 81227 3699-2 | Time: 00:45:57

The complicated rhythm patterns and diverse sonic textures on Olé Coltrane are evidence that John Coltrane was once again charting his own course. His sheer ability as a maverick – beyond his appreciable musical skills – guides works such as this to new levels, ultimately advancing the entire art form. Historically, it's worth noting that recording had already commenced two days prior to this session on Africa/Brass, Coltrane's debut for the burgeoning Impulse! label. The two sets complement each other, suggesting a shift in the larger scheme of Coltrane's musical motifs.

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005  Music

Posted by Designol at May 26, 2015
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Hard Bop, Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Impulse! | # 0602498840146 | Time: 00:31:16

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.
John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {2007 Japan MiniLP Remaster}

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {2007 Japan MiniLP Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 193 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
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© 2007 Impulse! / Victor Japan | ICCI-9001
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Throughout John Coltrane's discography there are a handful of decisive and controversial albums that split his listening camp into factions. Generally, these occur in his later-period works such as Om and Ascension, which push into some pretty heady blowing. As a contrast, Ballads is often criticized as too easy and as too much of a compromise between Coltrane and Impulse! (the two had just entered into the first year of label representation). Seen as an answer to critics who found his work complicated with too many notes and too thin a concept, Ballads has even been accused of being a record that Coltrane didn't want to make.
John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings [8CD BoxSet] (1998) {GRP Records} [repost]

John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings [8CD BoxSet] (1998) {GRP Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.41 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.22 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 423 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 GRP Records / Impulse! | IMPD8-280
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modal Music / Free Jazz / Saxophone

Here it is: eight CDs worth of John Coltrane's classic quartet, comprised of bassist Jimmy Garrison, pianist McCoy Tyner, and drummer Elvin Jones, recorded between December of 1961 and September of 1965 when the artist followed his restless vision and expanded the band before assembling an entirely new one before his death. What transpired over the course of the eight albums and supplementary material used elsewhere is nothing short of a complete transfiguration of one band into another one, from a band that followed the leader into places unknown to one that inspired him and pushed him further. All of this transpired in the span of only three years.
John Coltrane Quartet - Coltrane (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane Quartet - Coltrane (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:59 minutes | 1,81 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Not to be confused with the 1957 album also entitled Coltrane, this 1962 release features John Coltrane's classic quartet of pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones.
Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Two titans of jazz come together in a rare and highly acclaimed collaboration, recorded in 1962. At the time, Duke Ellington had been working with various veteran jazz artists of the day such as Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, but John Coltrane was half Ellington's age and not nearly as famous at the time as he was going to be. For these small group sessions, each headliner brought his own bassist and drummer, who play in various combinations on the seven songs.
John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane Quartet - Live At The Village Vanguard (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:42 minutes | 1,69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The recordings made by John Coltrane and his band at the Village Vanguard over four nights in early November 1961 had to be divided up over two LPs at the time, collectively ranked by All About Jazz at number two on its list of the 10 best live jazz records. For these performances Coltrane expanded his usual lineup to include Eric Dolphy on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, which brought new possibilities to the front line and to the music performed during the four nights. Live At The Village Vanguard has gone on to become one of Coltrane's most successful releases.
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963) [MFSL, UDCD 740]

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 740 | ~ 174 or 88 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Vocal Jazz

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped…

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) [DCC, GZS-1046]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 4, 2016
John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) [DCC, GZS-1046]

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | DCC, GZS-1046 | ~ 200 or 94 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop

In addition to being bandmates within Miles Davis' mid-'50s quintet, John Coltrane (tenor sax) and Red Garland (piano) head up a session featuring members from a concurrent version of the Red Garland Trio: Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor (drums). This was the second date to feature the core of this band. A month earlier, several sides were cut that would end up on Coltrane's Lush Life album…