John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015)
8 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 306:49 minutes | ~ 11,7 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

During Coltrane’s Atlantic years, he made important recordings such as Giant Steps and My Favorite Things, recorded albums with Milt Jackson, Don Cherry, and Eric Dolphy and made his debut on the soprano saxophone…



John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:36 minutes | 1,45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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 bandmember 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.

Tracklist:

01 - Giant Steps
02 - Cousin Mary
03 - Countdown
04 - Spiral
05 - Syeeda's Song Flute
06 - Naima
07 - Mr. P.C.

Analyzed: John Coltrane / Giant Steps
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -0.10 dB -13.33 dB 4:48 01-Giant Steps
DR10 -0.10 dB -13.83 dB 5:50 02-Cousin Mary
DR11 -1.53 dB -17.50 dB 2:26 03-Countdown
DR10 -0.75 dB -13.58 dB 6:02 04-Spiral
DR11 -0.10 dB -15.46 dB 7:06 05-Syeeda's Song Flute
DR12 -2.89 dB -20.33 dB 4:25 06-Naima
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.56 dB 6:59 07-Mr. P.C.
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5379 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:57 minutes | 1,47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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.

Tracklist:

08 - Little Old Lady
09 - Village Blues
10 - My Shining Hour
11 - Fifth House
12 - Harmonique
13 - Like Sonny
14 - I'll Wait And Pray
15 - Some Other Blues

Analyzed: John Coltrane / Coltrane Jazz
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.10 dB -15.55 dB 4:29 08-Little Old Lady
DR12 -0.64 dB -17.04 dB 5:25 09-Village Blues
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.93 dB 4:55 10-My Shining Hour
DR11 -0.48 dB -15.59 dB 4:43 11-Fifth House
DR10 -1.48 dB -15.08 dB 4:15 12-Harmonique
DR10 -1.75 dB -15.60 dB 5:56 13-Like Sonny
DR11 -1.91 dB -17.37 dB 3:37 14-I'll Wait And Pray
DR11 -0.65 dB -15.60 dB 5:36 15-Some Other Blues
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5165 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:47 minutes | 1,62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Although seemingly impossible to comprehend, this landmark jazz date made in 1960 was recorded in less than three days. All the more remarkable is that the same sessions which yielded My Favorite Things would also inform a majority of the albums Coltrane Plays the Blues, Coltrane's Sound, and Coltrane Legacy. It is easy to understand the appeal that these sides continue to hold. The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet – which includes Coltrane (soprano/tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Steve Davis (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums) – allow for tastefully executed passages à la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band. Each track of this album is a joy to revisit. The ultimate listenability may reside in this quartet's capacity to not be overwhelmed by the soloist. Likewise, they are able to push the grooves along surreptitiously and unfettered. For instance, the support that the trio – most notably Tyner – gives to Coltrane on the title track winds the melody in and around itself. However, instead of becoming entangled and directionless, these musical sidebars simultaneously define the direction the song is taking. As a soloist, the definitive soprano sax runs during the Cole Porter standard "Everytime We Say Goodbye" and tenor solos on "But Not for Me" easily establish Coltrane as a pioneer of both instruments.

Tracklist:

16 - My Favorite Things
17 - Everytime We Say Goodbye
18 - Summertime
19 - But Not For Me

Analyzed: John Coltrane / My Favorite Things
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.10 dB -13.97 dB 13:46 16-My Favorite Things
DR13 -2.19 dB -18.10 dB 5:45 17-Everytime We Say Goodbye
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.59 dB 11:37 18-Summertime
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.15 dB 9:39 19-But Not For Me
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Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5481 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - Bags & Trane (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:01 minutes | 1,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Vibraphonist Milt Jackson and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane make for a surprisingly complementary team on this 1959 studio session, their only joint recording. With fine backup by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Connie Kay, Bags and Trane stretch out on two of Jackson's originals (including "The Late Late Blues") and three standards: a romping "Three Little Words," "The Night We Called It a Day," and the rapid "Be-Bop." This enjoyable music has been included as part of Rhino's Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings box.

Tracklist:

20 - Bags & Trane
21 - Three Little Words
22 - The Night We Called It A Day
23 - Be-Bop
24 - The Late Late Blues

Analyzed: Milt Jackson & John Coltrane / Bags & Trane
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.64 dB -17.82 dB 7:28 20-Bags & Trane
DR11 -0.10 dB -14.90 dB 7:32 21-Three Little Words
DR12 -1.64 dB -18.64 dB 4:24 22-The Night We Called It A Day
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.12 dB 8:01 23-Be-Bop
DR11 -0.88 dB -15.95 dB 9:36 24-The Late Late Blues
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5147 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane - Olé Coltrane (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:50 minutes | 1,42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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.

Tracklist:

25 - Olé
26 - Dahomey Dance
27 - Aisha

Analyzed: John Coltrane / Olé Coltrane
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.10 dB -14.63 dB 18:18 25-Olé
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.68 dB 10:53 26-Dahomey Dance
DR13 -1.51 dB -18.74 dB 7:38 27-Aisha
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Number of tracks: 3
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5023 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane - Coltrane Plays The Blues (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:04 minutes | 1,61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Coltrane's sessions for Atlantic in late October 1960 were prolific, yielding the material for My Favorite Things, Coltrane Plays the Blues, and Coltrane's Sound. My Favorite Things was destined to be the most remembered and influential of these, and while Coltrane Plays the Blues is not as renowned or daring in material, it is still a powerful session. As for the phrase "plays the blues" in the title, that's not an indicator that the tunes are conventional blues (they aren't). It's more indicative of a bluesy sensibility, whether he is playing muscular saxophone or, on "Blues to Bechet" and "Mr. Syms," the more unusual sounding (at the time) soprano sax. Elvin Jones, who hadn't been in Coltrane's band long, really busts out on the quicker numbers, such as "Blues to You" and "Mr. Day".

Tracklist:

28 - Blues To Elvin
29 - Blues To Bechet
30 - Blues To You
31 - Mr. Day
32 - Mr. Syms
33 - Mr. Knight

Analyzed: John Coltrane / Coltrane Plays The Blues
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.10 dB -14.64 dB 7:53 28-Blues To Elvin
DR11 -0.10 dB -13.39 dB 5:46 29-Blues To Bechet
DR11 -0.10 dB -12.99 dB 6:30 30-Blues To You
DR11 -0.10 dB -14.06 dB 7:57 31-Mr. Day
DR11 -0.27 dB -14.62 dB 5:23 32-Mr. Syms
DR11 -0.10 dB -14.64 dB 7:34 33-Mr. Knight
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5262 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane - Coltrane's Sound (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:12 minutes | 1,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This is one of the most highly underrated entries in Coltrane's voluminous catalog. Although the same overwhelming attention bestowed upon My Favorite Things was not given to Coltrane's Sound upon its initial release, both were actually recorded during the same three-day period in the fall of 1960. So prolific were those recording dates, they informed no less than five different Coltrane albums on Atlantic. The title could not have been more accurate, as each of the six pieces bear the unmistakable and indelible stamp of Coltrane's early-'60s style. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" and "Body and Soul" (the only tracks not penned by Coltrane) are given unique and distinctive voices. Animating the arrangements on these sessions were Coltrane (soprano/tenor sax), Steve Davis (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), and McCoy Tyner (piano). It's perhaps Tyner's recollection of the quartet as "four pistons in an engine" that most aptly explains the singular drive heard during Coltrane's extended runs on "Liberia." Tyner flawlessly complements Coltrane with full resonating chords that cling to his volley of sound. The rhythmic gymnastics of percussionist Jones is also showcased as his double-jointed bop swing and military band precision are distinctly displayed on the blues "Equinox." The opening six bars give Jones a chance to make a contrasting statement – which he takes full advantage of. Regardless of the lack of attention, these recordings remain among Trane's finest.

Tracklist:

34 - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
35 - Central Park West
36 - Liberia
37 - Body And Soul
38 - Equinox
39 - Satellite

Analyzed: John Coltrane / Coltrane's Sound
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.10 dB -13.86 dB 6:53 34-The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
DR12 -1.71 dB -18.56 dB 4:16 35-Central Park West
DR12 -0.10 dB -14.90 dB 6:52 36-Liberia
DR11 -0.10 dB -14.30 dB 5:41 37-Body And Soul
DR14 -0.10 dB -17.08 dB 8:39 38-Equinox
DR11 -0.71 dB -15.07 dB 5:51 39-Satellite
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5458 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane - The Atlantic Studio Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Coltrane & Don Cherry - The Avant-Garde (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:23 minutes | 1,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This album is rightfully co-credited to Don Cherry (trumpet), who ably trades blows with John Coltrane (tenor/soprano sax) throughout. The Avant-Garde also boasts the debut studio recording of Coltrane playing soprano sax – on "The Blessing" – in addition to his continuing advancements on tenor. Although these tracks were recorded during the summer of 1960, they remained shelved for nearly six years. Joining Coltrane and Cherry are essentially the rest of the members of the Ornette Coleman Quartet, Ed Blackwell (drums) and Charlie Haden (bass) on "Cherryco" and "The Blessing," as well as Percy Heath (bass) on the remaining three selections. This is fitting, as over half of the album consists of early Coleman compositions. Coltrane's integration into this band works with some extraordinarily fresh results. Neither Cherry nor Coltrane makes any radical departures on this album; however, it's the ability of each to complement the other both in terms of modal style and – perhaps more importantly – texture that lends heavily to the success of these sides. Cherry's brisk and somewhat nasal intonations on "The Blessing" mimic those of Miles Davis, albeit with shorter flourishes and heavily improvised lines. When combined with Coltrane's well-placed – if not somewhat reserved – solos, the mutual value of both is dramatically increased. Blackwell – the only other musician besides Cherry and Coltrane to be featured on every track – provides some non-conventional percussive accompaniment. His contributions to "The Blessing" and workout on the aptly titled "Focus on Sanity" are primal.

Tracklist:

40 - Cherryco
41 - Focus On Sanity
42 - The Blessing
43 - The Invisible
44 - Bemsha Swing

Analyzed: John Coltrane & Don Cherry / The Avant-Garde
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.10 dB -17.49 dB 6:49 40-Cherryco
DR14 -0.10 dB -18.75 dB 12:17 41-Focus On Sanity
DR15 -0.10 dB -19.73 dB 7:54 42-The Blessing
DR15 -0.10 dB -17.58 dB 4:16 43-The Invisible
DR14 -0.10 dB -19.02 dB 5:07 44-Bemsha Swing
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5006 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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John Coltrane, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Milt Jackson, vibes
Don Cherry, trumpet
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Eric Dolphy, flute, alto saxophone
Hank Jones, piano
Cedar Walton, piano
Tommy Flanagan, piano
McCoy Tyner, piano
Wynton Kelly, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Charlie Haden, bass
Percy Heath, bass
Steve Davis, bass
Art Davis, bass
Reggie Workman, bass
Connie Kay, drums
Lex Humphries, drums
Art Taylor, drums
Jimmy Cobb, drums
Ed Blackwell, drums
Elvin Jones, drums


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