180 gram vinyl LP in Gatefold packaging
John Coltrane was one of the most revolutionary tenor saxophonists in jazz history. However, in addition to his experimental playing, Coltrane was also a superb ballad stylist, capable of creating a very personal and intimate sound.
This LP compiles some of Trane’s best recordings of ballads and standard love songs, covering the period from 1956 to 1962 (but expressly excluding any track from his celebrated Impulse album Ballads). Although they present a variety of backing musicians, all of them are in a quartet format, featuring Coltrane as the only horn.
JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax, on all tracks, with:
A1: McCOY TYNER (p), JIMMY GARRISON (b), ELVIN JONES (d).
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, June 19, 1962.
A2 & B1: RED GARLAND (p), PAUL CHAMBERS (b), ART TAYLOR (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, February 7, 1958.
A3: WYNTON KELLY (p), PAUL CHAMBERS (b), JIMMY COBB (d).
Chicago, February 3, 1959.
A4: Same personnel as A3. New York, November 24, 1959.
B2: TADD DAMERON (p), JOHN SIMMONS (b), PHILLY JOE JONES (d).
New York, November 30, 1956.
B3: Same personnel as A2 & B1. Hackensack, New Jersey, August 23, 1957.
01 SOUL EYES
02 THEME FOR ERNIE
03 YOU’RE A WEAVER OF DREAMS
04 I’LL WAIT AND PRAY
01 I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU
02 ON A MISTY NIGHT
03 SLOW DANCE