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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic!!, 18 Oct 2009
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Bruce "from Brighton" (UK - England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Coltrane's Sound (Audio CD)
I can't believe nobody has reviewed this before - from the first few notes this screams Jazz classic at you! OK, Coltrane made some great albums like A Love Supreme , Giant Steps and many others. But for sheer listening pleasure, I come back to this one more often than not.

Elvin Jones' polyrhythmic drumming is like nothing else before and behind Coltrane's super-confident Sax lines, the album's first track makes you feel up-beat straight away. One of the most positive openings to an album anywhere in recorded music!

So we start with Latin rhythms and are then into one of Coltrane's most beautiful ballads in "Central Park West" - such a wonderful tune that Coltrane doesn't even solo on the track.

Add in McCoy Tyner to the mix and you have one of the best Jazz bands ever at the peak of their powers making this a "must-own" album for any Jazz fan!

If you are not blown away by this - then you just haven't listended to it yet!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated Coltrane album from October, 1960., 8 May 2012
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Jazzrook (Purbrook , Hampshire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Coltrane's Sound (Audio CD)
A few months after leaving the Miles Davis group, John Coltrane recorded this album on October 24 & 26, 1960 during the ATLANTIC sessions that also produced 'My Favorite Things' and 'Coltrane Plays The Blues'. Coltrane(tenor & soprano sax); McCoy Tyner(piano); Steve Davis(bass); & Elvin Jones(drums) play five memorable compositions by the leader, plus distinctive versions of 'The Night Has A Thousand Eyes' & 'Body and Soul'(2 takes). 'Satellite' is a pianoless trio transformation of 'How High The Moon'.
The music on 'Coltrane's Sound', which wasn't released until June, 1964, still sounds fresh and exhilarating over 50 years later and this underrated album can be recommended to anyone who appreciates passionate and questing modern jazz.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good as jazz - only average for Coltrane tho.., 21 Jun 2011
This review is from: Coltrane's Sound (Audio CD)
as a huge + passionate fan of John Coltrane for almost 20 years : "Coltrane's Sound" the Lp release from 1964 (but actually recorded in 1960) is a perfectly enjoyable Lp/Cd of JC in post - Miles Davis' group in ealry exploratory post-bop mode that features some enjoyable tracks featuring JC on both tenor + sporano playig a mixture of originals + standards with that start of what was to become JC's renowned "classic" quartet that was to release far stronger more intense + exploratory landmark Lps mainly on Impulse Label such as "Coltrane", "Africa/Brass", "My Favourite Things" , the "Live at Village Vanguard" sets, as well as the later "A Love Supreme".

the key point for jazz fans is that "Coltrane's Sound" is clearly an accomplished Lp and if released by Dexter Gordon or some of the older vanguard, would actually deserve the 5 star treatment for in comparison to many other recordings from this era it would be considered excellent. but- there are so many other stronger Lp s by Coltrane to go for first! like i said - nothing wrong with enthusiasm for one of the all time greats im music, but hey let's not get carried away out there.. "Coltrane's Sound" can be considered contempraneous of the nigh-on perfect Lp "Giant Steps" from the same period. buy that Lp instead then progess on the slightly later Impulse era Lps for the really spectacular Coltrane.

a probable 3.5 going on four stars .good but not startling - for Coltrane..
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