10 Songs, 1 Hour 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After his tenure with Miles, this saxophonist moved to the Impulse! label with a full head of steam. Trane’s classic quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones could handle all of his moves: yearning, modal compositions (“A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 (Acknowledgement)”), mournful ballads (“Crescent”), and fiery explorations of tunes like “Afro-Blue (Live At Birdland 1963).” Always in search of a new intensity, Coltrane pushed his tone to extremes, but the soulful, lyrical grace of his playing is always present.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After his tenure with Miles, this saxophonist moved to the Impulse! label with a full head of steam. Trane’s classic quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones could handle all of his moves: yearning, modal compositions (“A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 (Acknowledgement)”), mournful ballads (“Crescent”), and fiery explorations of tunes like “Afro-Blue (Live At Birdland 1963).” Always in search of a new intensity, Coltrane pushed his tone to extremes, but the soulful, lyrical grace of his playing is always present.

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