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    Giant Steps (Mono Remaster)

    Mono Remaster


    History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience.


    Although this was John Coltrane's debut for Atlantic, he was concurrently performing and recording with Miles Davis. Within the space of less than three weeks, Coltrane would complete his work with Davis and company on another genre-defining disc, Kind of Blue, before commencing his efforts on this one.


    Coltrane (tenor sax) is flanked by essentially two different trios. Recording commenced in early May of 1959 with a pair of sessions that featured Tommy Flanagan (piano) and Art Taylor (drums), as well as Paul Chambers -- who was the only band member other than Coltrane to have performed on every date. When recording resumed in December of that year, Wynton Kelly (piano) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) were instated -- replicating the lineup featured on Kind of Blue, sans Miles Davis of course.


    At the heart of these recordings, however, is the laser-beam focus of Coltrane's tenor solos. All seven pieces issued on the original Giant Steps are likewise Coltrane compositions. He was, in essence, beginning to rewrite the jazz canon with material that would be centered on solos -- the 180-degree antithesis of the art form up to that point. These arrangements would create a place for the solo to become infinitely more compelling. This would culminate in a frenetic performance style that noted jazz journalist Ira Gitler accurately dubbed sheets of sound. Coltrane's polytonal torrents extricate the amicable and otherwise cordial solos that had begun decaying the very exigency of the genre -- turning it into the equivalent of easy listening.


    He wastes no time as the disc's title track immediately indicates a progression from which there would be no looking back. Line upon line of highly cerebral improvisation snake between the melody and solos, practically fusing the two. The resolute intensity of Countdown does more to modernize jazz in 141 seconds than many artists do in their entire careers. Tellingly, the contrasting and ultimately pastoral Naima was the last tune to be recorded, and is the only track on the original long-player to feature the Kind of Blue quartet. What is lost in tempo is more than recouped in intrinsic melodic beauty.


    - Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)

    1. Giant Steps (Mono Version)
    2. Cousin Mary (Mono Version)
    3. Countdown (Mono Version)
    4. Spiral (Mono Version)
    5. Syeeda's Song Flute (Mono Version)
    6. Naima (Mono Version)
    7. Mr. P.C. (Mono Version)
    John Coltrane
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    Giant Steps

    Ranked 102/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Giant Steps was recorded in 1959 by John Coltrane. This was the first album where all songs recorded were original compositions of Coltrane. The album showcases Coltrane's masterful improvisational style that is now known as sheets of sound. Giant Steps is often used as a practice piece because of its chord progression, and is seen by jazz musicians as the standard for modern jazz, also being used as a gauge of measuring a musician's improvisational skill. Soon after the release of Giant Steps, Coltrane ventured into modal jazz, so this album is often viewed as his farewell to bebop.

    1. Giant Steps
    2. Cousin Mary
    3. Countdown
    4. Spiral
    5. Syeeda's Song Flute
    6. Naima
    7. Mr. P.C.
    John Coltrane
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    Coltrane Jazz

    180 Gram 45 RPM Double LP Remastered From Original Master Tapes


    Pressed at Pallas and Mastered by Bernie Grundman


    Originally released in 1960, and on the heels of Giant Steps, Coltrane Jazz came in the midst of the saxophonist's peak Atlantic period. The album is among several recordings that Coltrane issued from 1959-1961, and which, ultimately, forever changed the face of music.


    Featuring pianists Wynton Kelly and McCoy Tyner, bassists Paul Chambers and Steve Davis, and drummers Elvin Jones and Jimmy Cobb, the set was recorded at three separate sessions. The expert personnel are a harbinger of the great quartet Coltrane soon would assemble for 1960's My Favorite Things. And while not as famous as that iconic title, Coltrane Jazz belongs in the pantheon of phenomenal jazz albums and is an absolute must for any music fan.


    In addition to boasting superior performances and playing, the set marks Trane's first use of multiphonics, the practice of extracting more than one tone at a time from the horn, which here, and unlike on any other Coltrane record, is querulously pitched, allowing him to explore new tonalities on tracks such as Harmonique. Innovations abound. Every cut is an original composition save for Johnny Mercer's My Shining Hour. Not surprisingly, Miles Davis' influence is felt throughout; his rhythm section is used on all but one selection.


    ORG Music continues its praiseworthy archival vinyl series, presenting this landmark jazz effort cut at 45RPM and on first-rate 180g vinyl. Mastered from the original master tapes with meticulous care, Coltrane Jazz teems with new life, with the headliner's horn playing and tonalities assuming lifelike richness, boldness, and presence. The supporting cast's movements and fills are heard in pristine clarity, and the airiness that all jazz lovers prize is here in spades.


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    45rpm 180g Vinyl

    Double LP

    Mastered from original master tapes

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman


    Musicians:

    John Coltrane

    Wynton Kelly

    McCoy Tyner

    Paul Chambers

    Steve Davis

    Elvin Jones

    Jimmy Cobb


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    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
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    Giant Steps

    John Coltrane presents Giant Steps. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Giant Steps
    2. Cousin Mary
    3. Countdown
    4. Spiral
    5. Syeeda's Song Flute
    6. Naima
    7. Mr. P.C.
    John Coltrane
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    Coltrane Jazz

    The first album to hit the shelves after Giant Steps, Coltrane Jazz was largely recorded in late 1959, although one of the eight songs ("Village Blues") was done in late 1960. On everything save the aforementioned "Village Blues," Coltrane used the Miles Davis rhythm section of pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. While not the groundbreaker that Giant Steps was, Coltrane Jazz was a good consolidation of his gains as he prepared to launch into his peak years of the 1960s. There are three standards aboard, but the group reaches their peak on Coltrane's original material, particularly "Harmonique" with its melodic leaps and upper-register saxophone strains and the winding, slightly Eastern-flavored principal riffs of "Like Sonny," dedicated to Sonny Rollins. The moody "Village Blues" features the lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Steve Davis on bass; with the substitution of Jimmy Garrison on bass, that personnel would play on Coltrane's most influential and beloved 1960s albums.


    Musicians:

    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone

    Wynton Kelly - piano

    Paul Chambers - bass

    Jimmy Cobb - drums

    McCoy Tyner - piano on "Village Blues"

    Steve Davis - bass on "Village Blues"

    Elvin Jones - drums on "Village Blues"

    Cedar Walton - piano on "Like Sonny" alternate versions

    Lex Humphries - drums on "Like Sonny" alternate versions

    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
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    Puttin' It Together

    1968's Puttin' It Together finds Elvin Jones stepping out from under John Coltrane's giant shadow with an impressive trio session featuring Jimmy Garrison on bass and a young Joe Farrell on tenor, soprano sax and flute. The energy driven approach here makes strong use of Jones' work on the drum kit and the soulful undercurrents of Garrison's bass, while Farrell tops things off with his angular, effortlessly-blown lines.


     


    Features:



    • Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!

    • Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech

    • Cut at 45rpm for Better Sound!

    • Pressed on two 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI

    • Limited Edition

    • Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    • Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution


    Musicians: 



    • Elvin Jones, drums

    • Jimmy Garrison, bass

    • Joe Farrell, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute


     


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    1. Reza
    2. Sweet Little Maia
    3. Keiko's Birthday March
    4. Village Greene
    5. Jay-Ree
    6. For Heaven's Sake
    7. Ginger Bread Boy
    Elvin Jones
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    The Atlantic Years In Mono (Box Set)


    Fully Remastered In Glorious Mono


    Packaged In An Elegant Cloth-Bound Box


    12" X 12", 32-Page, Perfect-Bound Booklet


    While John Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary 'sheets of sound' technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his recordings as a bandleader such classics. The albums this giant of music recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 really represent the heart of his legacy.


    John Coltrane's life will be the subject of a new documentary (tentative title: Chasin' Trane), out later this year, and now, for the first time since their original release, this box set gathers his mono recordings from the Atlantic vaults.


    Features:


    • Packaged in an elegant cloth-bound box.
    • Fully remastered in glorious mono.
    • Original studio albums in glossy tip-on LP sleeves, replicating the original artwork and labels. Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1961) with Milt Jackson, Ole Coltrane (1962), Coltrane Plays The Blues (1962), The Avant Garde (1966) with Don Cherry.
    • One LP of outtakes and a replica of the original 'My Favorite Things Part I & II' 7" single, a hit for John Coltrane in 1961.
    • A 12" x 12", 32-page, perfect-bound booklet, with period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes.
    • Liner notes by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn.

    LP 1: GIANT STEPS
    1. Giant Steps
    2. Cousin Mary
    3. Countdown
    4. Spiral
    5. Syeeda's Song Flute
    6. Naima
    7. Mr P.C.


    LP 2: BAGS & TRANE (with Milt Jackson)
    1. Bags & Trane
    2. Three Little Words
    3. The Night We Called It A Day
    4. Be-Bop
    5. The Late Late Blues


    LP 3: OLE COLTRANE
    1. OlÉ
    2. Dahomey Dance
    3. Aisha


    LP 4: COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES
    1. Blues To Elvin
    2. Blues To Bechet
    3. Blues To You
    4. Mr. Day
    5. Mr. Syms
    6. Mr. Knight


    LP 5: THE AVANT-GARDE (with Don Cherry)
    1. Cherryco
    2. Focus On Sanity
    3. The Blessing
    4. The Invisible
    5. Bemsha Swing


    LP 6: THE COLTRANE LEGACY
    1. 26-2
    2. Original Untitled Ballad
    3. Untitled Ballad
    4. Centerpiece
    5. Stairway To The Stars
    6. Blues Legacy


    7 Single: MY FAVORITE THINGS
    1. My Favorite Things Part I
    2. My Favorite Things Part II

    John Coltrane
    $149.99
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    Live At The Village Vanguard Again!

    Live At The Village Vanguard Again! is a jazz album by saxophonist John Coltrane. Recorded in May 1966, the album shows Coltrane playing in the free jazz style that characterized his final recordings.


    Out of all the recordings made during the session, only three pieces remain: Naima, originally from the album Giant Steps, My Favorite Things, from the album of the same name, and a bass solo by Jimmy Garrison entitled, Introduction to My Favorite Things. The line up consists of the augmented quartet of the time, featuring Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Rashied Ali on drums. Additionally, Pharoah Sanders contributes on flute and tenor saxophone, while Emanuel Rahim plays percussion.

    1. Naima
    2. Introduction to My Favorite Things
    3. My Favorite Things
    John Coltrane
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    Trane: The Atlantic Collection

    Remastered


    This album comprises pre-existing content, compiled into 1 LP with unique artwork, remastered for the release, and designed as an introduction to the work of John Coltrane's revered Atlantic recordings. Trane: The Atlantic Collection includes the hit single 'My Favorite Things,' the iconic 'Giant Steps, Naimi' and more, from one of the legends of the jazz world.

    1. My Favorite Things, Pt 1 (Single Version) [Remastered]
    2. Like Sonny (Remastered)
    3. Cousin Mary (Remastered)
    4. Giant Steps (Remastered)
    5. Central Park West (Remastered)
    6. Equinox (Remastered)
    7. Naima (Remastered)
    8. My Shining Hour (Remastered)
    9. Mr. Syms (Remastered)
    John Coltrane
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