John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {1957-58 Recordings} [Fantasy Remaster '2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

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John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {1957-58 Recordings} [Fantasy Remaster '2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {1957-58 Recordings} [Fantasy Remaster '2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:33 minutes | Scans included | 725 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 433 MB

When he recorded Lush Life, John Coltrane was rapidly gaining recognition for his innovations in jazz soloing. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, he had become known far beyond a small circle of jazz insiders. Coltrane's development as a soloist came at a pace and an intensity seldom witnessed in jazz. It was immeasurably aided by two factors: He jettisoned his drug and alcohol habits and, during a hiatus from the Davis band, he worked with Thelonious Monk. The boldness and daring that began to characterize Coltrane's playing during the Monk period are evident here in three pieces on which he is accompanied only by bass and drums. Freeing his astonishing creativity from the imposed harmonies of a piano, he employs his massive technique to put into standard song and blues forms nearly all that they could contain. In two pieces with pianist Red Garland, his colleague from the Davis group, Coltrane is scarcely less inventive. The clarity and definition of SA-CD technology make the intimacy of Coltrane's style seem even more conversational.

Lush Life (1958) is among John Coltrane's best endeavors on the Prestige label. One reason can easily be attributed to the interesting personnel and the subsequent lack of a keyboard player for the August 16, 1957 session that yielded the majority of the material. Coltrane (tenor sax) had to essentially lead the compact trio of himself, Earl May (bass), and Art Taylor (drums). The intimate setting is perfect for ballads such as the opener "Like Someone in Love." Coltrane doesn't have to supplement the frequent redundancy inherent in pianists, so he has plenty of room to express himself through simple and ornate passages. Unifying the slippery syncopation and slightly Eastern feel of "I Love You" is the tenor's prevalent capacity for flawless, if not downright inspired on-the-spot "head" arrangements that emerge singular and clear, never sounding preconceived. Even at an accelerated pace, the rhythm section ably prods the backbeat without interfering. A careful comparison will reveal that "Trane's Slo Blues" is actually a fairly evident derivation (or possibly a different take) of "Slowtrane." But don't let the title fool you as the mid-tempo blues is undergirded by a lightheartedness. May provides a platform for Coltrane's even keeled runs before the tenor drops out, allowing both May and then Taylor a chance to shine. The fun cat-and-mouse-like antics continue as Taylor can be heard encouraging the tenor player to raise the stakes and the tempo – which he does to great effect.

The practically quarter-hour reading of Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" is not only the focal point of this album, it is rightfully considered as one of Coltrane's unqualified masterworks. The performance hails from January 10, 1958 as Coltrane sits in with Red Garland (piano), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Paul Chambers (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums). Coltrane handles the tune's delicate complexities with infinite style and finesse. Garland similarly sparkles at the 88s, while Byrd's solo offers a bit of a tonal alternative. It should be noted that the reading here does not include a vocal from Johnny Hartman. That version can be found on the ever imaginatively monikered John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963).

Tracklist:

01. Like Someone In Love
02. I Love You
03. Trane's Slo Blues
04. Lush Life
05. I Hear A Rhapsody

JOHN COLTRANE-tenor saxophone with
on #1-3:
EARL MAY-bass
ARTHUR TAYLOR-drums
other selections:
DONALD BYRD-trumpet (#4)
RED GARLAND-piano
PAUL CHAMBERS-bass
LOUIS HAYES-drums (#4)
ALBERT "TOOTIE" HEATH-drums (#5)
Supervision by BOB WEINSTOCK
Recorded by RUDY VAN GELDER at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ on May 31 (#5) and August 16 (1-3), 1957; January 10,1958 (4).
Mastering: JOE TARANTINO at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.

foobar2000 1.2.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: John Coltrane / Lush Life
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -11.56 dB -24.48 dB 4:58 01-Like Someone In Love
DR11 -8.05 dB -21.10 dB 5:32 02-I Love You
DR15 -5.39 dB -23.88 dB 6:04 03-Trane's Slo Blues
DR12 -6.43 dB -21.21 dB 13:59 04-Lush Life
DR13 -8.53 dB -22.82 dB 6:01 05-I Hear A Rhapsody
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Thanks to jasondonovan!
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,47 GB