2007 marks the 80th anniversary of Coltrane's birth and the 40th anniversary of his untimely death. While Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary 'sheets of sound' technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his solo records such classics. The albums this giant of music recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 really represent the heart of the Coltrane legacy.
THE VERY BEST OF JOHN COLTRANE presents 15 'Trane rides he and his quartet recorded for Atlantic in 1959-60.Includes such gems as 'Giant Steps', 'My Favorite Things' and 'Equinox'.
Features Coltrane backed on various tracks by Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis and Elvin Jones.
This package also includes new liner notes by jazz writer Stuart Nicholson.
An incredible listening experience!