John Coltrane Plays For Lovers CD (2003)

Artist: John Coltrane

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Label Fantasy/milestone/prestige
SKU 60607761
UPC 025218902021
UPC 14 00025218902021
Format CD
Release Date 8/5/2003
Author John Coltrane
Associated Artist/Work Adderley, Cannonball
Associated Artist/Work Ammons, Gene
Associated Artist/Work Arkadia Jazz All-Stars
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Associated Artist/Work Burrell, Kenny
Associated Artist/Work Cherry, Don (Trumpet)
Associated Artist/Work Dameron, Tadd
Associated Artist/Work Danko, Harold
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Miles
Associated Artist/Work Dean, James L.
Associated Artist/Work Dean, James L. (Reeds~2)
Associated Artist/Work Dolphy, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Draper, Ray
Associated Artist/Work Elling, Kurt
Associated Artist/Work Ellington Edward Kennedy
Associated Artist/Work Ellington, Duke
Associated Artist/Work Flanagan, Tommy
Associated Artist/Work Garland, Red
Associated Artist/Work Garrett, Kenny
Associated Artist/Work Gillespie, Dizzy
Associated Artist/Work Gordon, Dexter
Associated Artist/Work Harden, Wilbur
Associated Artist/Work Hawkins, Coleman
Associated Artist/Work Jackson, Milt
Associated Artist/Work Jazz Giants
Associated Artist/Work Jones, Elvin
Associated Artist/Work Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
Associated Artist/Work Kuhn, Steve (Piano)
Associated Artist/Work Liebman, Dave
Associated Artist/Work Liebman, David
Associated Artist/Work Marsalis, Branford
Associated Artist/Work Materia, Prima
Associated Artist/Work McPartland, Marian
Associated Artist/Work Mobley, Hank
Associated Artist/Work Monk, Thelonious
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Parker, Charlie
Associated Artist/Work Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Prima Materia
Associated Artist/Work Rollins, Sonny
Associated Artist/Work Sanders, Pharoah
Associated Artist/Work Sulieman, Idrees
Associated Artist/Work Tacuma, Jamaaladeen
Associated Artist/Work Terry, Clark
Associated Artist/Work Tolonen, Jukka
Associated Artist/Work Tyner, McCoy
Associated Artist/Work Valerio Scrignoli
Technical Info
Engineer Rudy VanGelder
Producer Richard Seidel (Compilation)
CatalogID 1890202
Lable Name Universal Music
Released 07/29/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 72m : 7s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00025218902021
Musical Guests
Red Garland
Paul Chambers
Art Taylor
Mal Waldron
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: John Coltrane (saxophone); Wilbur Harden (trumpet, flugelhorn); Donald Byrd, Johnny Splawn (trumpet); Mal Waldron, Red Garland (piano); Paul Chambers, Earl May (bass); Albert "Tootie" Heath, Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Arthur Taylor (drums).
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey between 1957 & 1958.
This is part of Fantasy Records "Plays For Lovers" series.
Personnel: Wilbur Harden (trumpet, flugelhorn); Donald Byrd, Johnny Splawn (trumpet); Mal Waldron, Red Garland (piano); Jimmy Cobb , Albert "Tootie" Heath, Art Taylor (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Recording information: VanGelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (05/31/1951-07/11/1958).
Few would deny John Coltrane's genius or his substantial influence on an entire generation of jazz musicians. That said, however, his is not necessarily the name that comes immediately to mind when you're thinking about a soundtrack for romance -- Coltrane's trademark "sheets of sound" approach to modal improvisation and his sometimes harsh tone may get listeners in the mood for many things, but love might not be one of them. However, this collection of ballad recordings originally issued on various albums between 1957 and 1958 makes a good case for Trane as a bedroom minstrel. He might not play with the elegant insinuation of Ben Webster or Lester Young, but his powerful tone is modulated and his incredible capacity for melodic invention is kept under control on such deathless material as the Billy Eckstine composition "I Want to Talk About You," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life," and the inevitable renditions of "Stardust" and "Like Someone in Love." It doesn't hurt at all that he is accompanied on the majority of these tracks by pianist Red Garland and bassist Paul Chambers, who by this point already formed the core of his most effective ensemble. If you own an extensive Coltrane catalog you'll probably have most of this material already, but even so, this collection makes a handy and eminently useful distillation of one aspect of his art. [The 2003 reissue of this album includes three tracks not included on the original version.] ~ Rick Anderson
Disc 1
1 I Want To Talk About You
2 Violets For Your Furs
3 Invitation
4 Slow Dance
5 Lush Life
6 Like Someone In Love
7 Stardust
8 While My Lady Sleeps
9 You Leave Me Breathless

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