7 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After playing modal jazz on Kind of Blue, the tenor saxophonist was ready to motor through fast chord changes. The title track on this 1960 album has become a foundation of the jazz repertoire—a riff-ride through complex harmonic terrain that generations of ambitious players have tried to emulate. And Coltrane makes it sound so easy. In the swinging company of bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor, his solos on tunes like “Countdown” flow smoothly, no matter how complex their design.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After playing modal jazz on Kind of Blue, the tenor saxophonist was ready to motor through fast chord changes. The title track on this 1960 album has become a foundation of the jazz repertoire—a riff-ride through complex harmonic terrain that generations of ambitious players have tried to emulate. And Coltrane makes it sound so easy. In the swinging company of bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor, his solos on tunes like “Countdown” flow smoothly, no matter how complex their design.

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