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My Favorite Things [Rhino Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Although seemingly impossible to comprehend, this landmark jazz recording was made in less than three days. All the more remarkable is that the same sessions which yielded My Favorite Things would also inform a majority of the albums Coltrane Plays the Blues, Coltrane's Sound, and Coltrane Legacy. It is easy to understand the appeal that these sides continue to hold. The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet -- which includes Coltrane soprano/tenor sax, McCoy Tyner piano, Steve Davis bass, and Elvin Jones drums -- allow for tastefully executed passages à la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Although seemingly impossible to comprehend, this landmark jazz recording was made in less than three days. All the more remarkable is that the same sessions which yielded My Favorite Things would also inform a majority of the albums Coltrane Plays the Blues, Coltrane's Sound, and Coltrane Legacy. It is easy to understand the appeal that these sides continue to hold. The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet -- which includes Coltrane soprano/tenor sax, McCoy Tyner piano, Steve Davis bass, and Elvin Jones drums -- allow for tastefully executed passages à la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band. Each track of this album is a joy to revisit. The ultimate listenability may reside in this quartet's capacity to not be overwhelmed by the soloist. Likewise, they are able to push the grooves along surreptitiously and unfettered. For instance, the support that the trio -- most notably Tyner -- gives to Coltrane on the title track winds the melody in and around itself. However, instead of becoming entangled and directionless, these musical sidebars simultaneously define the direction the song is taking. As a soloist, the definitive soprano sax runs during the Cole Porter standard "Everytime We Say Goodbye" and tenor solos on "But Not for Me" easily establish Coltrane as a pioneer of both instruments. The 1998 Rhino/Atlantic Jazz series includes the two-part single version of "My Favorite Things." Parties interested in a more detailed examination of these momentous recordings should consider the seven-disc Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings box set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/1998
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227520427
  • Catalog Number: 75204
  • Sales rank: 57,099

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Coltrane Primary Artist, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones Drums
Jimmy Garrison Bass
McCoy Tyner Piano
Steve Davis Bass
Steve Davis Bass
Technical Credits
Tom Dowd Engineer
Phil Iehle Engineer
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