The Last Giant: Anthology

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This deluxe two-CD set contains a few revelations a brief 1946 recording of "Hot House" featuring a 20-year-old John Coltrane, an aircheck with Dizzy Gillespie, and a rare side by Gay Crosse & the Good Humor Six in 1952 but mostly repackages familiar material and includes nothing from Coltrane's very important years with Impulse. Why weren't all four of the 1946 sides included, and why are only the first 90 seconds heard from Coltrane's final performance before it fades out? The accompanying booklet is quite attractive, but this set only gives an incomplete picture of the great saxophonist and is more for casual fans than completists. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This deluxe two-CD set contains a few revelations a brief 1946 recording of "Hot House" featuring a 20-year-old John Coltrane, an aircheck with Dizzy Gillespie, and a rare side by Gay Crosse & the Good Humor Six in 1952 but mostly repackages familiar material and includes nothing from Coltrane's very important years with Impulse. Why weren't all four of the 1946 sides included, and why are only the first 90 seconds heard from Coltrane's final performance before it fades out? The accompanying booklet is quite attractive, but this set only gives an incomplete picture of the great saxophonist and is more for casual fans than completists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1993
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227125547
  • Catalog Number: 71255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hot House (Jam Session) (2:00)
  2. 2 Good Groove - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (4:15)
  3. 3 We Love to Boogie - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (2:50)
  4. 4 Bittersweet - Gay Crosse & His Good Humor Six (3:25)
  5. 5 Through for the Night (4:29)
  6. 6 Trane's Blues (8:32)
  7. 7 While My Lady Sleeps (4:36)
  8. 8 Trinkle, Tinkle (6:37)
  9. 9 Blue Train (10:40)
  10. 10 Russian Lullaby (5:30)
  11. 11 My Favorite Things (13:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Central Park West (4:12)
  2. 2 Body and Soul (5:35)
  3. 3 Equinox (8:33)
  4. 4 Cousin Mary (5:45)
  5. 5 Giant Steps (4:43)
  6. 6 Naima (4:21)
  7. 7 My Favorite Things (25:12)
  8. 8 Ogunde (1:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Coltrane Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie Track Performer
Johnny Hodges Track Performer
Thelonious Monk Track Performer
Red Garland Trio Track Performer
Miles Davis Quintet Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Joel Dorn Producer
Gus Kahn Composer
Richard Rogers Composer
Robert Sauer Composer
John Green Composer
Edward Heymer Composer
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