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Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings
     

The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings

by John Coltrane
 

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The Heavyweight Champion is a box set that lives up to its title. Collecting all of John Coltrane's Atlantic recordings, including a fair number of unreleased takes as well as an entire disc of alternate tracks and studio chatter, the seven-disc box set documents a pivotal moment in Coltrane's career, as he was moving

Overview

The Heavyweight Champion is a box set that lives up to its title. Collecting all of John Coltrane's Atlantic recordings, including a fair number of unreleased takes as well as an entire disc of alternate tracks and studio chatter, the seven-disc box set documents a pivotal moment in Coltrane's career, as he was moving from hard bop and sweet standards to a more daring, experimental style of playing influenced by the avant-garde. Much of the music is hard bop (Giant Steps) or lushly melodic (My Favorite Things), but the latter discs show the saxophonist coming to terms with the more experimental movements in jazz. The scope of this music is, quite simply, breathtaking -- not only was Coltrane developing at a rapid speed, but the resulting music encompasses nearly every element that made him a brilliant musician, and it is beautiful.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/1995
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227198428
catalogNumber:
71984
Rank:
124394

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stairway to the Stars
  2. The Late Late Blues
  3. Bags & Trane
  4. Three Little Words
  5. The Night We Called It a Day
  6. Bebop
  7. Blues Legacy
  8. Centerpiece
  9. Giant Steps
  10. Naima
  11. Like Sonny

Disc 2

  1. Spiral
  2. Countdown
  3. Countdown
  4. Syeeda's Song Flute
  5. Syeeda's Song Flute
  6. Mr. P.C.
  7. Giant Steps
  8. Cousin Mary
  9. Cousin Mary
  10. I'll Wait and Pray
  11. I'll Wait and Pray
  12. Little Old Lady

Disc 3

  1. Like Sonny
  2. Harmonique
  3. My Shining Hour
  4. Naima
  5. Some Other Blues
  6. Fifth House
  7. Cherryco
  8. The Blessing
  9. Focus on Sanity
  10. The Invisible
  11. Bemsha Swing

Disc 4

  1. Village Blues
  2. Village Blues
  3. My Favorite Things
  4. Central Park West
  5. Mr. Syms
  6. Untitled Original
  7. Summertime
  8. Body and Soul
  9. Body and Soul
  10. Mr. Knight

Disc 5

  1. Blues to Elvin
  2. Blues to Elvin
  3. Mr. Day
  4. Blues to You
  5. Blues to You
  6. Blues to Bechet
  7. Satellite
  8. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  9. 26-2
  10. But Not for Me

Disc 6

  1. Liberia
  2. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  3. Equinox
  4. Olé
  5. Dahomey Dance
  6. Aisha
  7. To Her Ladyship

Disc 7

  1. Giant Steps
  2. Giant Steps
  3. Giant Steps
  4. Giant Steps
  5. Giant Steps
  6. Giant Steps
  7. Giant Steps
  8. Naima
  9. Naima
  10. Naima
  11. Naima
  12. Naima
  13. Like Sonny
  14. Like Sonny
  15. Like Sonny
  16. Like Sonny
  17. Like Sonny
  18. Like Sonny
  19. Like Sonny
  20. Like Sonny
  21. Giant Steps
  22. Giant Steps
  23. Blues to Elvin
  24. Blues to Elvin
  25. Blues to You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Don Cherry   Trumpet
Art Davis   Bass
Eric Dolphy   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Elvin Jones   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Art Taylor   Drums
Cedar Walton   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Connie Kay   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Ed Blackwell   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass
Charlie Haden   Bass
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Lex Humphries   Drums
Reggie Workman   Bass
Steve Davis   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Joel Dorn   Liner Notes
Tom Dowd   Engineer,Liner Notes
Ahmet Ertegun   Liner Notes
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Bill Frazier   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Phil Iehle   Engineer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction,Cover Design,Packaging
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Patrick Milligan   Executive Producer,Discographical Annotation

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