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  • Africa/Brass Africa/Brass Quick View

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    Africa/Brass

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    180 gram Vinyl 2LP Gatefold Edition of the Critically Acclaimed album, plus Coltrane Jazz BONUS album!

    LP1 - Africa/Brass
    1. Africa
    2. Greensleeves
    3. Blues Minor


    LP2 - Coltrane Jazz
    1. Little Old Lady
    2. Village Blues
    3. My Shining Hour
    4. Fifth House
    5. Harmonique
    6. Like Sonny
    7. I'll Wait And Pray
    8. Some Other Blues

    John Coltrane
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • My Favorite Things + Africa/Brass My Favorite Things + Africa/Brass Quick View

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    My Favorite Things + Africa/Brass

    Original Recordings Remastered


    Two Full Length Albums on 180 Gram Vinyl


    My Favorite Things

    My Favorite Things is the seventh album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD-1361. It was the first album to feature Coltrane's playing on soprano saxophone, and yielded a commercial breakthrough in the form of a hit single that gained popularity in 1961 on radio, an edited version of the title song, My Favorite Things. In 1998, the album was a recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame award.


    Africa/Brass

    Coltrane's 1961 album for the fledgling Impulse! label explores African rhythms along with some of the most unusual instrumentation in jazz (his classic quartet is backed here by a 15-piece brass band)! This expanded reissue also features Cal Massey's The Damned Don't Cry and Song Of The Underground Railroad, both recorded during the original sessions but not included on the album.

    LP1
    1. My Favorite Things
    2. Everytime We Say Goodbye
    3. Summertime
    4. But Not For Me


    LP2
    1. Africa
    2. Greensleeves
    3. Blues Minor

    John Coltrane
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ole Coltrane Ole Coltrane Quick View

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    Ole Coltrane


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    Pressed At Pallas In Germany


    Packaged In Old-school Case-wrapped Gatefold Jacket


    John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he explores on his Impulse! debut, Africa/Brass, recorded concurrently, with each involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while retaining melodic beauty.


    Yet the biggest attraction on the 1961 effort comes via the double-bass interplay between Art Davis and Reggie Workman, whose back-and-forth exchanges produce heat and cause the leader to up his own game.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, this dead-quiet 180g 45RPM 2LP set presents each pluck of the acoustic basses with tremendous body and decay. Long overdue for audiophile treatment, OlÉ Coltrane is ready for its closeup, and how.

    1. OlÉ
    2. Dahomey Dance
    3. Aisha
    4. To Her Ladyship Her Ladyship
    John Coltrane
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ole Coltrane (Mono Remaster) Ole Coltrane (Mono Remaster) Quick View

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    Ole Coltrane (Mono Remaster)

    Mono Remaster


    The complicated rhythm patterns and diverse sonic textures on OlÉ Coltrane are evidence that John Coltrane was once again charting his own course. His sheer ability as a maverick -- beyond his appreciable musical skills -- guides works such as this to new levels, ultimately advancing the entire art form.


    Historically, it's worth noting that recording had already commenced two days prior to this session on Africa/Brass, Coltrane's debut for the burgeoning Impulse! label. The two sets complement each other, suggesting a shift in the larger scheme of Coltrane's musical motifs. The assembled musicians worked within a basic quartet setting, featuring Coltrane on soprano and tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums, with double-bass chores held down by Art Davis and Reggie Workman. Added to that are significant contributions and interactions with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and Eric Dolphy on flute and alto sax (although Dolphy's contract with another record label prevented him from being properly credited on initial pressings of the album).


    The title track is striking in its resemblance to the Spanish influence heard on Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain. This is taken a bit further as Coltrane's combo stretches out with inspired improvisations from Dolphy, Hubbard, Tyner, and Coltrane, respectively. OlÉ likewise sports some amazing double-bass interaction. The combination of a bowed upright bass played in tandem with the same instrument that is being plucked has a sinister permeation that undoubtedly excited Coltrane, who was perpetually searching for sounds outside the norm. The haunting beauty of Aisha stands as one of the finest collaborative efforts between Tyner, the song's author, and Coltrane. The solos from Hubbard, Dolphy, and an uncredited Tyner gleam from within the context of a single facet in a multi-dimensional jewel.


    - Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)>

    1. Ole (Mono Version)
    2. Dahomey Dance (Mono Version)
    3. Aisha (Mono Version)
    John Coltrane
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
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