John Coltrane Meditation

John Coltrane - Coltrane (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Coltrane (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 422 Mb | Digital Booklet | 41:52 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2009 Concord Music Group

John Coltrane (1926-67) was the most relentlessly exploratory musician in jazz history. He was always searching, seeking to take his music further in what he quite consciously viewed as a spiritual quest. In terms of public recognition, this quest began relatively late. The tenor saxophonist, a native of North Carolina who later moved to Philadelphia, was 28 when he joined the Miles Davis quintet in 1955, after years of paying dues in the big band and combo of Dizzy Gillespie (where he played alto before switching to tenor) and as a supporting player behind saxophonists Johnny Hodges, Eddie "Cleanhead” Vinson, and Earl Bostic. Coltrane’s anguished tone and multi-noted, rhythmically complex solos with Davis quickly elevated him to the front ranks of jazz…
John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio - Traneing In (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
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Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group

Recorded in one day (August 23, 1957) at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. This date of ballads and burners features the young tenor saxophonist John Coltrane leading a quartet comprised of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Arthur Taylor. Liner notewriter (original and reissue) Ira Gitler remarks, “In the ‘50s I was called upon to name many of the untitled songs at Prestige. Traneing In came to me because of the way [Coltrane] homed in after Garland’s opening solo [on the song].” This album is significant in that it took place halfway through Coltrane’s break with Miles Davis’ classic quintet of the ‘50s and it was the same year that the tenor saxophonist hooked up with Thelonious Monk to record the recently discovered live Carnegie Hall masterpiece.
John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 280 Mb | Digital Booklet | 39:49 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Soultrane is one of the essential albums in John Coltrane’s career. Recorded during the first year of his Prestige contract, between his critical service in Thelonious Monk’s quartet and his return to the band of Miles Davis, it finds the tenor saxophonist displaying a new level of both technical and conceptual refinement, dispensing torrents of notes that annotator Ira Gitler famously dubbed "sheets of sound." The Red Garland Trio, a key component on many Coltrane recordings of the period, is at its eloquent best; and the program, with two compositions from the early days of modern jazz, two lesser-known standards, and a recently penned requiem for the late Ernie Henry…
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 255 Mb | Digital Booklet | 36:42 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack. Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd added to “Lush Life.”
John Coltrane - Settin' The Pace (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Settin' The Pace (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 671 Mb | Digital Booklet | 52:46 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2008 Concord Music Group

Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's album Settin' The Pacewas originally released in 1961. Coltrane had recorded some unissued recordings while under the label Prestige, after his fame grew and he was no longer with the label they used these recordings and released albums without Coltrane's approval. This was one such album. The decision to release this album now is to a certain extent determined by economic considerations, but it also happens to throw light on certain aspects of the jazz business which warrant discussion. Had the album been released at the time it was recorded it would have reached the small nucleus of Coltrane followers then active, and of the rest been largely ignored…
John Coltrane - Stardust (1963) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Stardust (1963) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 455 Mb | Digital Booklet | 37:18 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2007 Concord Music Group

It's hard to believe after hearing the eloquence of "Then I'll Be Tired of You" or the title track, but John Coltrane's ballad mastery was the last of his skills to receive wide appreciation. The notion that Coltrane the balladeer was as commanding as Coltrane the uptempo wizard or Coltrane the blues player finally gained acceptance in the early 60s, when this album first appeared and quickly became an important exhibit in the reconsideration. The extended performances boast additional delights, including Paul Chambers's arco bass on "Stardust," Red Garland's well-paced choruses on "Time After Time," some of Wilbur Harden's best trumpet work on "Love Thy Neighbor," and Freddie Hubbard's earliest on "Then I'll Be Tired of You"…

John Coltrane - Dakar (1963) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 8, 2017
John Coltrane - Dakar (1963) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Dakar (1963) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 645 Mb | Digital Booklet | 39:46 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2008 Concord Music Group

In the spring of 1957, John Coltrane had gone through two years of artistic growth so concentrated it was astonishing even in the jazz world, where compressed musical development is far from unknown. As the other horn in the Miles Davis Quintet, Coltrane had moved from virtual obscurity to acclaim as the tenor saxophone innovator of the decade. Although major stylistic departures were to come, Coltrane was at a peak of the probing lyricism and strength of his middle period. With the interestingly contrasted baritone saxophonists Cecil Payne and Pepper Adams, and a rhythm section of great smoothness and swing, Dakar is a gem in the Coltrane discography.
John Coltrane - Black Pearls (1964) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Black Pearls (1964) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 484 Mb | Digital Booklet | 38:54 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2008 Concord Music Group

In addition to their positions of importance in the Miles Davis quintet of the mid-fifties, John Coltrane and Red Garland a series of studio dates for Prestige in 1957 and '58. Here, as in several of the others, Paul Chambers is the bassist and Arthur Taylor is the drummer, with Donald Byrd on trumpet making it a quintet. There are only three numbers, the title song "Black Pearls", an extremely swift version of "Lover Come Back To Me", and the fast "Sweet Sapphire Blues" which begins with Garland soloing from the gitgo in a long, upbeat exploration before Trane unfurls his "sheets of sound". Byrd gets into that rapid fire mode, in and among his evenly-cadenced lines and Chambers (plucked) and Taylor (brushes into sticks)…
Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane - Mating Call (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane - Mating Call (1957) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 373 Mb | Digital Booklet | 35:16 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2008 Concord Music Group

While there are only four men present for this session and arranging is certainly not stressed, Tadd’s composing is as potent as ever with such memorable items as “Mating Call,” “Soultrane,” “Gnid,” and “On a Misty Night” far above the usual “originals” that often appear on a recording date. To play these compositions, the aid of tenorman John Coltrane was enlisted. Trane’s tenor answered the mating call of Tadd’s music. Tadd’s intelligent comping, the strength of veteran John Simmons’s bass and the brightly burning power of the consistent Philly Joe Jones adds up to the solid sum that is the rhythm section. Each track has something to offer: the exotic “Mating Call,” the aptly named ballad that is “Soultrane”…

John Coltrane - Live At Birdland (1964/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 22, 2016
John Coltrane - Live At Birdland (1964/2016) [TR24][OF]

John Coltrane - Live At Birdland
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 39:07 min | 1.21 GB | Front Cover
Label: Verve Reissues | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 1964/2016

Arguably John Coltrane's finest all-around album, this recording has brilliant versions of "Afro Blue" and "I Want to Talk About You"; the second half of the latter features Coltrane on unaccompanied tenor tearing into the piece but never losing sight of the fact that it is a beautiful ballad. The remainder of this album ("Alabama," "The Promise," and "Your Lady") is almost at the same high level.