by John Coltrane


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When you consider that there’s hardly a contemporary jazz musician, let alone saxophonist, around who hasn’t been profoundly touched by the music of John Coltrane, you realize how aptly titled this stunning collection is. A mélange of some of the master saxophonist’s most profound work, Legacy doesn’t try to present the Coltrane story in chronological order or give any strict account of his artistic development. Rather it provides overwhelming evidence, through his brilliant music making, of what an influential force he was and continues to be. While a couple of tracks capture Coltrane with the two most important bandleaders he worked for before starting his own group -- Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk -- the majority of the four-disc set is devoted to Coltrane’s work as a leader. And what tracks these are! “Naima,” “Dear Lord,” “My Favorite Things,” “After the Rain” -- these and many more are acknowledged masterworks. The lesser-known tracks, including such jewels as “Sun Ship,” “Offering,” and “Wise One,” are just as vital. People will be listening to Coltrane for the rest of this century and beyond, and this set gives you plenty of reasons why.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2002
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0731458929529
catalogNumber: 589295

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Percussion,Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Bells
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Rashied Ali   Drums
Art Davis   Bass
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Eric Dolphy   Alto Saxophone
Kenny Drew   Piano
Bill Evans   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Red Garland   Piano
Louis Hayes   Drums
Elvin Jones   Drums
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Art Taylor   Drums
Mal Waldron   Piano
Cedar Walton   Piano
Wilbur Ware   Bass
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Paul Chambers   Bass
Alice Coltrane   Piano
Roy Haynes   Drums
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Lex Humphries   Drums
Pharoah Sanders   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Tambourine,Bells
Sahib Shihab   Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Splawn   Trumpet
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Emmanuel K. Rahim   Percussion
Thelonious Monk Orchestra   Piano
Steve Davis   Bass

Technical Credits

Jimmy James   Paintings
George Avakian   Producer
Amiri Baraka   Liner Notes
John Coltrane   Poetry,Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Bob Weinstock   Producer
Ravi Coltrane   Producer
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo
Hollis King   Art Direction
Lewis Porter   Liner Notes
Sherniece Smith   Art Direction
Ken Druker   Executive Producer
Nuala Clarke   Paintings

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