John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)
John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)
John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)
John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)
John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)
John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)
John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)
John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)

John Coltrane - Coltrane (Mono, 200g)

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John Coltrane, tenor sax [click here to see more vinyl featuring John Coltrane]

Johnnie Splawn, trumpet

Sahib Shihab, baritone sax

Red Garland, piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Red Garland]

Mal Waldron, piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Mal Waldron]

Paul Chambers, bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Paul Chambers]

Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums [click here to see more vinyl featuring Albert Tootie Heath]


1 LP,  Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label :  Prestige

Recorded 31 May1957 in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey by Rudy Van Gelder

Produced by Bob Weinstock

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Originally released in 1957

Reissued in 2012


Side A:

  1. Bakai
  2. Violets For Your Furs
  3. Time Was

Side B :

  1. Straight Street
  2. While My Lady Sleeps
  3. Chronic Blues


    Reviews :

    "...they attempt to be as faithful to the original LPs as possible. They are remastered from the original mono or stereo tapes, come in authentic glossy 'tip-on' jackets, retain the flat edge of original pressings, and even have the 'deep groove' from the stamper in the label area. What they don't have is the cost of original pressings. So many of the titles in the series fall into the several-hundred-dollar range in near-mint condition, a few topping out in the thousands, making the $30 price of each Analogue Productions LP seem like a bargain if they deliver sonically, which they do in abundance. ... both (this title andColtrane were pressed at Quality Record Pressings (QRP) and continue the excellence for which this newest pressing plant has become known: nonexistent surface and groove noise and the sharp delineation of musical detail. ... with these latest Prestige LPs, Analogue Productions has attained a rare trifecta: authentic look, authentic sound, and authentic manufacturing." Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat, Feb. 12, 2013.

    "Another fine-sounding Prestige mono, Coltrane crackles with spontaneous intensity. Al Heath's drum triplets spark "Bakai," as Coltrane's throaty tenor introduces the repetitive, Arabic-influenced theme. "Violets For Your Furs" is sort of precursor to Coltrane's fine Ballads album (1963), whlle a string of mostly up-tempo tunes follow."  Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, January 2013

    "The reissues replicate the original flat-edge vinyl and deep groove labels. The cover is heavy cardboard with a high-gloss tip-on jacket. Kevin Gray's mastering is superb. This first effort makes my mouth water for a few of the truly rare titles in the series that have always eluded my reach and my grasp as a collector. I've owned original yellow label originals and later blue label versions of this album and the fabulous sound of this new version should make any jazz enthusiast ecstatic." Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 91

    John Coltrane, is in a sense, as Ira Gitler wrote in the liner notes to Coltrane’s 1957 self-titled album — featuring his first session as a band leader — a new star, "but he has not arrived through high-pressure press agentry. He has been building on more solid ground."

    From the time of his joining the Miles Davis quintet in late 1955 through to his brilliant work with Thelonious Monk at the Five Spot Cafe in the summer of 1957, Coltrane steadily increased his accomplishments on his instrument and gained new admirers for his playing among his fellow musicians and the serious listening public. For this date Coltrane chose his musicians, he contributed several compositions and he also wrote some of the arrangements.

    "Bakai" (meaning "cry" in Arabic), by Cal Massey, opens side one. Its handsome minor theme is expounded by pianist Red Garland, Coltrane (who’s horn really cries), and baritone saxophonist Sahib Shihab. The rest of side one is handled by the quartet featuring Coltrane and Garland. Two ballad standards, "Violet for Your Furs," and "Time Was," are the subjects; the former receives a sensitive ballad treatment while the latter is done in bright medium time.

    Side two opens on "Straight Street," a Coltrane composition and arrangement featuring solos by Coltrane, trumpeter Johnnie Splawn and pianist Mal Waldron. An interestingly different Coltrane interpretation of the seldom-done "While My Lady Sleeps" is Coltrane’s alone until Splawn joins him for a final errie note. Coltrane’s "Chronic Blues" is the closer and gives all the horns and Waldron solo room.


    Ratings :

    Discogs :  4.43  / 5  ,  The Audio Beat : Music = 4.5/5; Sound = 4.5/5 , HIFI+ : Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 9.5/10 , TAS : Sonics = 4/5; Music = 3.5/5 

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