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John Coltrane – Traneing In (1958/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Traneing In (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:52 minutes | 225 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded in one day (August 23, 1957) at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. This date of ballads and burners features the young tenor saxophonist John Coltrane leading a quartet comprised of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Arthur Taylor.

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John Coltrane – Stardust (1963/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Stardust (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:22 minutes | 433 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | © Prestige Records

Stardust is an album that was assembled from two different recording sessions that took place at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1958.

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John Coltrane – Soultrane (1958/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Soultrane (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:02 minutes | 267 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | © Prestige Records

Soultrane was John Coultrane’s fourth album, originally released in 1958 on Prestige Records. It was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, and features John Coltrane on sax, Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Art Taylor (drums).

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John Coltrane – Settin’ The Pace (1961/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Settin’ The Pace (1961/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 52:41 minutes | 639 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane’s album Settin’ The Pacewas originally released in 1961. Coltrane had recorded some unissued recordings while under the label Prestige, after his fame grew and he was no longer with the label they used these recordings and released albums without Coltrane’s approval. This was one such album. The decision to release this album now is to a certain extent determined by economic considerations, but it also happens to throw light on certain aspects of the jazz business which warrant discussion. Had the album been released at the time it was recorded it would have reached the small nucleus of Coltrane followers then active, and of the rest been largely ignored.

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John Coltrane – Lush Life (1961/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Lush Life (1961/2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 36:55 minutes | 243 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | © Prestige Records

Lush Life is an album that was assembled from two different recording sessions that took place at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957-1958. Released 1961 under Prestige Records.

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John Coltrane – Coltrane (1957/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Coltrane (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:00 minutes | 401 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | © Prestige Records

Coltrane is a studio album by virtuosic Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane orignally released in 1962. The album was released the same year as Coltrane’s legendary collaboration with Duke Ellington in Duke Ellington & John Coltrane.

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John Coltrane – Black Pearls (1964/2014) [HDTracks 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Black Pearls (1964/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:48 minutes | 460 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Black Pearls was originally recorded when John Coltrane was under Prestige, after leaving the label they released these 1958 recordings in August of 1964. The album features the bluesy tune “Sweet Sapphire Blues” composed by producer Bob Weinstock in the studio.

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John Coltrane – Offering. Live At Temple University (2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:32:02 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Offering: Live at Temple University is a 2014 live album released posthumously by John Coltrane on Resonance Records. The album was recorded from original master reels stored by WRTI-FM. Proceeds from the album benefit the John Coltrane Home.

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John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University (2014) [PonoMusic 24-96]

John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University (2014)
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Offering: Live at Temple University is a 2014 live album released posthumously by John Coltrane on Resonance Records. The album was recorded from original master reels stored by WRTI-FM. Proceeds from the album benefit the John Coltrane Home.

Recorded eight months before his death from liver cancer, the concert album Offering: Live at Temple University features legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane performing with his quintet in his hometown of Philadelphia on November 11, 1966. Although it’s been available in various incomplete bootleg forms over the years, Resonance’s Offering is the first official, complete, and fully mastered version to be released. Produced from a set of long-lost master tapes rediscovered by Coltrane’s son, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Offering showcases the late jazz innovator’s final ensemble featuring his wife, keyboardist Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, bassist Sonny Johnson (sitting in for Jimmy Garrison), drummer Rashied Ali, and a coterie of local guest musicians. This was Coltrane’s main lineup after the departure of pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones only a few months prior to this concert. However, rather than a lesser version of Coltrane’s once classic quartet, this ensemble seems to have codified the spiritually infused free jazz, modal, and Indian raga influences Coltrane had been exploring since the early ’60s. Gone was the internal band discord over the use of two drummers (Tyner and Jones’ purported bugaboo), replaced by an ensemble of like-minded musicians unified as much by spiritual concerns as creative ones. Beginning with an epic version of his classic 1960 composition “Naima,” Coltrane and his group perform with a sustained intensity and creative focus that would soon become a major element of Coltrane lore after his passing. Yet, here they are: the sheets of arpeggiated sound gushing from his saxophone in a burnished oaken moan, the frenetic squelch of Sanders and Coltrane’s dual opening to “Leo,” and the subsequent mid-track “vocalizations” — long debated in almost mythological terms by fans who saw Coltrane live — captured here in all their unnerving, otherworldly glory. And while there certainly is something otherworldly and transformative about Offering, it’s also utterly tangible, visceral, and organically Technicolor in the way only the best live performances are. There’s also a balance to the performances on Offering. By 1966, Coltrane had become infamous for his band’s extended solos, purportedly shutting down clubs with cacophonous 20-minute improvisations. The longest song here, an inspired reworking of his indelible 1960 version of “My Favorite Things,” clocks in at 23:20 and reveals an ensemble fully capable of guiding an audience on a logical, if no less adventurous, journey through well-charted musical territory. Listening to Alice Coltrane propel herself through “My Favorite Things,” her sparkling, hard bop-inflected keyboard lines as generously abundant as her husband’s, is to experience something strangely familiar yet completely new. By the time you get to 18-year-old college student Steve Knoblauch’s utterly unhinged guest improvisation, you aren’t so much confused as astounded that the group members lose none of their euphoric intensity while they buoy him, his throaty aggression bridging toward Coltrane’s laser-fire soprano return. Ultimately, though we will never know where Coltrane would have taken his music had he lived, Offering works as a live culmination of Coltrane’s musical journey, a homecoming and spiritual communion with the deep, creative forces that drove him right until the end of his life and, based on the music here, one can only assume beyond. —AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

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John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1961) [Stereo, Reissue 2013] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1961) [Stereo, Reissue 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:45 minutes | Scans included | 1,7 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 898 MB
Genre: Jazz

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.

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