Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings

Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings

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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 movingSee more details below

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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 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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/1995
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227198428
catalogNumber:
71984
Rank:
184387

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Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

Disc 3

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

Disc 4

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

Disc 5

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

Disc 6

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

Disc 7

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

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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
Gene Paul   Remastering
Geoff Gans   Art Direction,Cover Design,Packaging
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Patrick Milligan   Executive Producer,Discographical Annotation

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