John Coltrane First Meditation

John Coltrane - First Meditations (for quartet) (1965) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9246}

John Coltrane - First Meditations (for quartet) (1965) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9246}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modal Music / Saxophone

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! CD version contains a 12 minute extended alternate take of "Joy", the centerpiece of the composition.
John Coltrane - First Meditations (for quartet) (1977) {1992 Impulse} **[RE-UP]**
John Coltrane - First Meditations (for quartet) (1977) {1992 Impulse}
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Genre: jazz

First Meditations is a 1977 album by John Coltrane. Recorded in 1965 with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner, it is an early version of what would become the Meditations album that featured Pharoah Sanders and Rashied Ali. These sessions would become the last recording of Coltrane's quartet. This CD edition was released in 1992.
John Coltrane - First Giant Steps (1946) {2006 Rare Live Recordings}

John Coltrane - First Giant Steps (1946) {2006 Rare Live Recordings}
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Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

John Coltrane's legendary 1946 first recordings playing alto sax along with Dexter Culbertson (tp), Norman Poulshock (p), Willie Stauder (b), Joe Timer (d). 8 tracks recorded in Hawaii July 13 1946. Coltrane solos on all tracks! Plus a rare 1954 concert featuring 'Trane playing withJohnny Hodges (as), Harold Shorty Baker (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Cal Cobbs (p), John Williams (b). These 7 tracks were recorded live in Los Angeles June 1954.
John Coltrane - First Meditations (for quartet) (1977) [Re-Up]

John Coltrane - First Meditations (for quartet) (1977)
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Impulse!/GRP GRD-118 | rec: 1965, rem: 1992 | 320Mb

Not released initially until 1977, the music on this 1992 CD was the last recording made by the classic John Coltrane Quartet; other slightly later records found the group augmented by additional musicians. Four of the five movements on this release (which are augmented by a lengthier second version of "Joy") would become part of the better-known Meditations album (along with another movement) 21-months later when tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and drummer Rashied Ali temporarily made the group a sextet.
John Coltrane - The Atlantic Years - In Mono (2016) {6CD Box Set Atlantic-Rhino 0081227946418}

John Coltrane - The Atlantic Years - In Mono (2016) {6CD Box Set Atlantic-Rhino 0081227946418}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Post-Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

The superb 2016 six-disc John Coltrane box set The Atlantic Years: In Mono brings together most of the legendary jazz musician's Atlantic albums into one package, restored to their original mono sound. Beginning in 1959, Coltrane's Atlantic years were a transformative time for the saxophonist, during which he furthered his modal explorations and began incorporating aspects of the avant-garde, a vital combination that he would later bring to its pinnacle on his 1965 Impulse! classic, A Love Supreme. Included here are the landmark albums Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1959) with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, Olé Coltrane (1961) featuring trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, Plays the Blues (1960), and Coltrane's collaboration with maverick pocket trumpeter Don Cherry, The Avant-Garde (1966). Also included is a 32-page book featuring photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes by writer Ashley Kahn.
John Coltrane - Stellar Regions (1967) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series}

John Coltrane - Stellar Regions (1967) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Unreleased gems from Coltrane – recorded near the end of his life, in 1967, with a quartet that includes Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums. The tracks are free – but not as free as work on a record like OM – more in the mode of Ali and Trane's work on the Interstellar Space LP. Titles include "Jimmy's Mode", "Tranesonic", "Seraphic Light", "Sun Star", and "Iris" – and the CD version is extra-packed with music, and includes some bonus alternate takes!
John Coltrane - Trane: The Atlantic Collection (Remastered Version) (2017)

John Coltrane - Trane: The Atlantic Collection (Remastered Version)
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Label: Rhino/Atlantic | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

"A perfect introduction to the work of John Coltrane’s on Atlantic While John Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary ‘sheets of sound’ technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his recordings as a bandleader such classics. The albums this giant of music recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 really represent the heart of his legacy.
John Coltrane - Infinity (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}

John Coltrane - Infinity (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}
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© 1965, 1966, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | B0015954-02 | LP AS-9225
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Free Jazz / Saxophone

Recorded at several sessions in the two years prior to his death but not issued until 1972, Infinity was the subject of much controversy among Coltrane aficionados when it finally appeared. The horror on the part of Coltrane purists was directed to the posthumous string arrangements written by Alice Coltrane, his widow, which were grafted onto the performances. But however much the strings softened or unnecessarily augmented the music, it must be said that Alice Coltrane really didn't do such a bad job and the ultimate result is an unusual and oddly attractive work.
John Coltrane featuring Pharoah Sanders - Live In Seattle (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}

John Coltrane featuring Pharoah Sanders - Live In Seattle (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, really setting fire here in a classic live performance from the mid 60s – one of those very long, open-ended concert dates that was arguably even more impressive than some of Coltrane's studio album! The set was recorded in 1965, but not issued until a few years after Coltrane's death – and it's an amazing representation of the bold steps forward that Trane was taking at the time – working with Sanders in a set of very spiritual expressions that run in these out, open ways that are even different from the Coltrane sound of the year before!
John Coltrane - Jupiter Variation (1967) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series}

John Coltrane - Jupiter Variation (1967) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Fantastic late Coltrane work – recorded in 1966 and 1967, but not issued until this release from 1978! The record features 4 tracks from the golden years. Two cuts – "Leo" and "Jupiter (Variations)" feature Coltrane playing spare, beautiful duets with Rashied Ali on drums. The track "Number One" features Trane in a quartet with Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Ali on drums. And "Peace On Earth" features Alice, Charlie Haden, Ali, and Pharoah Sanders. It was previously issued with overdubbed strings on the World Galaxy album – but it's issued here in the better stripped-down version. Very nice – and essential Coltrane material!