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My Favorite Things Limited Edition, Original recording remastered, Import

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John Coltrane (1926-67) was the most relentlessly exploratory musician in jazz history. He was always searching, seeking to take his music further in what he quite consciously viewed as a spiritual quest. In terms of public recognition, this quest began relatively late. The tenor saxophonist, a native of North Carolina who later moved to Philadelphia, was 28 when he joined the Miles Davis ... Read more in Amazon's John Coltrane Store

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  • Audio CD (20 Aug. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00000IH8D
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,475 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The 1960 My Favorite Things made John Coltrane a star with box-office pulling power previously preserved for the likes of Brubeck, Getz, the MJQ, Gerry Mulligan and Miles Davis. This dazzling quartet treatment of the Richard Rodgers hit song, one that lasts more than 13 minutes and features Coltrane on soprano sax, exercised a hypnotic effect on all sorts of music lovers and trend-spotters. Not only that, but Coltrane's popular triumph was achieved without any form of musical compromise on his part. That he hadn't eased up one jot since the landmark Giant Steps is conclusively shown on the tenor sax outings "Summertime" and "But Not For Me". Both selections are given urgent, almost brutal readings, with all four musicians in top gear, the special chemistry between Coltrane and drummer Elvin Jones very much in the ascendant. From this point on, every new Coltrane release was a major jazz event. --Keith Shadwick

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Guardian TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
"My Favorite Things" is an important milestone in John Coltrane's all-too-brief but indisputably stellar career. It marks the point where, after years of playing second fiddle to Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and others from whom he learned so much, he finally formed and led his own quartet and began to carve out that distinctive Trane sound. One of the tragedies for 20th century music is that only 7 years later, Trane died of cancer at age 40 whilst still in the full flush of his musical prime.

The album contains only four pieces, kicking off with the title track. If you know the cheesy but enormously successful 1965 Rogers and Hammerstein film "The Sound of Music" and hate it with a passion, don't be put off by the fact that Trane's young quartet lifts one of its best-known songs (in 1960 it was only a stage musical playing on Broadway) as the title-track. Richard Rodgers' original melody is the start-point: the band ups the tempo and re-works the piece with vision and creative brilliance into something extraordinary. Devoid of lyrics, Trane's sublime soprano sax substitutes for the vocal line and alternates with the superlative piano skills of McCoy Tyner to weave a driving, listener-involving improvisation on the basic melody for more than 10 minutes: the result bears little resemblance to the simplistic song from the original musical and reinforces the oft-quoted contention that in jazz, the basic source material can be almost anything and the musician interpreting and improvising on the piece is everything that matters. Listen to this a couple of times and Julie Andrews' Sister Maria will never sound the same again, I promise.

"Every Time We Say Goodbye" calms down the mood with a slower tempo which allows the band to stretch out more.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 7 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
If you think you might like modern jazz, you're into the more improvisational side of rock music, but... you're not too sure where to start then invest in the studio recording of "My Favourite Things". Great melodies, with enough reference points to keep pulling you back on track, coupled with superb improvisations that push you into areas of more free form jazz without testing your tolerance.

Alongside Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue", Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" - "My Favourite Things" is a marvellous "jazz primer" and a timeless piece of controlled improvisation.

If you're not impressed then don't waste your money on trying to find other, more suitable, jazz tracks... they don't come any better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Numinous Ugo on 6 July 2011
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I remember my dad getting this album in the late 1960s. I heard the opening of the title track and thought it was such an uncool song to cover, the movie version of Sound of Music had only been out for handful of years and I had no real knowledge or understanding of the chronology of stage musical, Coltrane's recording and the movie. The result was that at the beginning I just heard a fairly straight cover of a "Julie Andrews son". Then Coltrane starts of improvise on the theme and the reason for covering the song becomes clear. Listening to this album taught me so much about jazz and how standards are just a vehicle for the artist to improvise around.

The other tracks on here are equally fertile ground in the Coltrane Quartet's hands, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Summertime and But Not For Me are also handled brilliantly. The band are just on fire here (not literally as football commentators would have it) and I soon came to appreciate that this was one cool jazz album.

I moved on to other forms of music where the jazz that I listened to was either European jazz of the ECM school or electric fusion such as Weather Report, Return to Forever and the like. In my ignorance I had not quite realised the connections to Miles Davis and tangentially to Coltrane. Later in life I did have few jazz albums but in 1996, when I was starting to build my CD collection I read about the death of Gerry Mulligan, and his role in The Birth of the Cool, I started to collect jazz albums more seriously. I approached Miles Davis and Coltrane cautiously at first and put off getting this album for a while, getting into various Impulse albums like Crescent, Africa/Brass, Sun Ship and the like before I bought My Favourite Things, it was like returning to a place I had longed for for years.
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