John Coltrane - Lush Life (Mono)
John Coltrane - Lush Life (Mono)
John Coltrane - Lush Life (Mono)
John Coltrane - Lush Life (Mono)

John Coltrane - Lush Life (Mono)

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

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  Quality Record Pressings

Label :  Analogue Productions

Original Label :  Prestige

Recorded on May 31, 1957 (B2), August 16, 1957 (A1-3) and January 10, 1958 (B1) at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey by Rudy Van Gelder 

Remastered by Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1961

Reissued in 2014


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Like Someone In Love
  2. I Love You
  3. Trane's Slow Blues

Side B:

  1. Lush Life
  2. I Hear A Rhapsody


Reviews : 

"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." AllMusic by Lindsay Planer



AllMusic 4/5  ,  Discogs 4.53 / 5

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