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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This is one of the most highly underrated entries in Coltrane's voluminous catalog. Although the same overwhelming attention bestowed upon My Favorite Things was not given to Coltrane's Sound upon its initial release, both were actually recorded during the same three-day period in the fall of 1960. So prolific were those recording dates, they informed no less than five different Coltrane albums on Atlantic. The title could not have been more accurate, as each of the six pieces bear the unmistakable and indelible stamp of Coltrane's early-'60s style. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" and "Body and Soul" the only tracks not penned by Coltrane are given unique and distinctive...
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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This is one of the most highly underrated entries in Coltrane's voluminous catalog. Although the same overwhelming attention bestowed upon My Favorite Things was not given to Coltrane's Sound upon its initial release, both were actually recorded during the same three-day period in the fall of 1960. So prolific were those recording dates, they informed no less than five different Coltrane albums on Atlantic. The title could not have been more accurate, as each of the six pieces bear the unmistakable and indelible stamp of Coltrane's early-'60s style. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" and "Body and Soul" the only tracks not penned by Coltrane are given unique and distinctive voices. Animating the arrangements on these sessions were Coltrane soprano/tenor sax, Steve Davis bass, Elvin Jones drums, and McCoy Tyner piano. It's perhaps Tyner's recollection of the quartet as "four pistons in an engine" that most aptly explains the singular drive heard during Coltrane's extended runs on "Liberia." Tyner flawlessly complements Coltrane with full resonating chords that cling to his volley of sound. The rhythmic gymnastics of percussionist Jones is also showcased as his double-jointed bop swing and military band precision are distinctly displayed on the blues "Equinox." The opening six bars give Jones a chance to make a contrasting statement -- which he takes full advantage of. Regardless of the lack of attention, these recordings remain among Trane's finest. [Some reissues add two bonus tracks, "26-2" as well as an alternate take of "Body and Soul."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678135828
  • Catalog Number: 1419

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (6:53)
  2. 2 Central Park West (4:16)
  3. 3 Liberia (6:53)
  4. 4 Body and Soul (5:40)
  5. 5 Equinox (8:38)
  6. 6 Satellite (5:56)
  7. 7 26-2 (6:17)
  8. 8 Body and Soul (5:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Coltrane Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones Drums
McCoy Tyner Piano
Steve Davis Bass
Technical Credits
Tom Dowd Engineer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Ralph J. Gleason Liner Notes
Marvin Israel Artwork, Cover Art
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