on 21 June 2015
Nice packaging, with the 7" single and poster a nice touch, but the quality of the recordings is variable (age, method). I am a big Coltrane fan so this isn't an issue for me, but imagine it might be for most. If you're a completist it's 5 stars, for everyone else 3 stars and go and buy the numerous 'official' Coltrane live recordings out there first.
on 20 February 2014
6 CDs of live John Coltrane plus a 7" vinyl single.Bootleg quality recordings,you can hear audience chat during the performences but to me this adds to the overall ambience of these recordings that sound as if they were recorded casually in a small concert setting...rank it along side The Fall 'Totale's turns' or The Velvet Underground's 'Live 1969' or 'Max's Kansas City' live albums for similar sound quality...perfect for fans but perhaps not the starting point for a beginner...and a great price.