John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) [Analogue Productions 2014] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

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John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) [Analogue Productions 2014] SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958) [APO Remaster 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:02 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,17 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 942 MB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 803 MB

Soultrane is one of the essential albums in John Coltrane’s career. Recorded during the first year of his Prestige contract, between his critical service in Thelonious Monk’s quartet and his return to the band of Miles Davis, it finds the tenor saxophonist displaying a new level of both technical and conceptual refinement, dispensing torrents of notes that annotator Ira Gitler famously dubbed "sheets of sound".

In addition to being bandmates within Miles Davis' mid-'50s quintet, John Coltrane (tenor sax) and Red Garland (piano) head up a session featuring members from a concurrent version of the Red Garland Trio: Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor (drums). This was the second date to feature the core of this band. A month earlier, several sides were cut that would end up on Coltrane's Lush Life album. Soultrane offers a sampling of performance styles and settings from Coltrane and crew. As with a majority of his Prestige sessions, there is a breakneck-tempo bop cover (in this case an absolute reworking of Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby"), a few smoldering ballads (such as "I Want to Talk About You" and "Theme for Ernie"), as well as a mid-tempo romp ("Good Bait"). Each of these sonic textures displays a different facet of not only the musical kinship between Coltrane and Garland but in the relationship that Coltrane has with the music. The bop-heavy solos that inform "Good Bait," as well as the "sheets of sound" technique that was named for the fury in Coltrane's solos on the rendition of "Russian Lullaby" found here, contain the same intensity as the more languid and considerate phrasings displayed particularly well on "I Want to Talk About You." As time will reveal, this sort of manic contrast would become a significant attribute of Coltrane's unpredictable performance style. Not indicative of the quality of this set is the observation that, because of the astounding Coltrane solo works that both precede and follow Soultrane – most notably Lush Life and Blue Train – the album has perhaps not been given the exclusive attention it so deserves.


01. Good Bait
02. I Want To Talk About You
03. You Say You Care
04. Theme For Ernie
05. Russian Lullaby

John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
Red Garland - piano
Paul Chambers - bass
Art Taylor - drums

Recorded on February 7, 1958 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

foobar2000 1.6.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: John Coltrane / Soultrane

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -6.91 dB -21.38 dB 12:10 01-Good Bait
DR11 -8.25 dB -21.94 dB 10:57 02-I Want To Talk About You
DR10 -8.34 dB -21.49 dB 6:18 03-You Say You Care
DR11 -8.42 dB -22.45 dB 4:59 04-Theme For Ernie
DR10 -8.02 dB -20.75 dB 5:38 05-Russian Lullaby

Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Thanks to jazzyman!
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,6 GB