20 nov. 2008

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John Coltrane. Coltrane's Sound (1964 [recorded 1960])

This is my favorite Coltrane collection, featuring an early version of the quartet with Elvin and McCoy Tyner before Jimmy Garrison joined. (Steve Davis on bass.) It is more or less of the period of My Favorite Things and Coltrane Plays the Blues. To me it is the perfect balance between the hard bop Coltrane of the Miles Davis collaborations and the Coltrane of the quartet recordings of the 1960s. Check out "26-2" and "Body and Soul."