John Coltrane – The Hits (Deluxe Gatefold Edition) 180 gram vinyl

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John Coltrane – The Hits (Deluxe Gatefold Edition) 180 gram vinyl “My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being.” John Coltrane Born in Hamlet, Richmond, North Carolina, on September 23, 1926 (he died on July 17, 1967, at the age of 40), John Coltrane was one of the most revolutionary and influential tenor saxophonists in modern jazz. His big break occurred in September 1955, when the celebrated trumpeter Miles Davis called him to join his new quintet. He worked with Miles on and off until 1960, recording such masterpieces as Kind of Blue, and that year he formed his own quartet (the personnel would change slightly but it would coalesce into a stable band with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums). Besides achieving a very personal and characteristic sound, Coltrane opened the way to free jazz, allowing himself to play long and complex improvisations that increasingly strayed from the tunes on which they were based. This selection presents the greatest hits of Coltrane’s career, including six of his best known compositions, all of which became jazz standards (among them the splendid “Blue Train,” “Giant Steps” and “Naima”), his breathtaking reading of “My Favorite Things,” and his poignant version of “In a Sentimental Mood,” on which he is backed by Duke Ellington on piano. Format: VINYL ALBUM SKU: 101021LP UPC: 8436569194508 Street Date: 10/11/19 Label: New Continent Run Time: 40 mins Number of Discs: 1 Audio: STEREO Genre: Jazz Style: Free Jazz Tracklist: A1 Blue Train 10:43 A2 Giant Steps 4:43 A3 Equinox 8:39 A4 In A Sentimental Mood 4:18 B1 My Favorite Things 13:41 B2 Mr. P.C. 6:57 B3 Central Park West 4:16 B4 Naima 4:21