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  • Audio CD (6 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino/Atlantic Jazz
  • ASIN: B000046PVI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Two factors make this collection. First, The Very Best of is from a series of recordings for the Atlantic label (1959/60). Secondly, these recordings were made in that crucial transition between the Miles Davis quintet and the seminal quartet that accompanied Coltrane in the following years. It celebrates the maestro playing originals and standards, extending their meaning far beyond the usual scope and every track is a landmark. It is fitting that this album ends with "Body and Soul" because it really speaks of and to both. From the eternal "Giant Steps" with its spirited virtuosity, we move to the gutsy, soulful portrait "Cousin Mary" then onto a luminous recording of the classic "Naima". These performances hit to the heart and their integrity remain uncompromised. On "My Favourite Things" and "Summertime", Coltrane is joined by McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones respectively, unveiling a deep fascination with the modal. Through John Coltrane's music, through his authoritative voice, through his keenly listening imagination, Jazz finds a mystical dimension. This record can change lives. --Ben Clarke

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This was the first Coltrane record I bought after seeing it offer. Well being called 'The Very Best of' I was expecting too much, but this isn't just hyperbole. A great selection of tracks and really stand out performances too (best version of 'My Favorite Things' I've heard).
Certainly a great introduction to the trane, highly accessible. I wouldn't consider myself a connoisseur of the genre, by any stretch, but I imagine this would be a worth while purchase to the more seasoned listeners too.
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If you are new to Coltrane, this is a wonderful starting point. Not really the 'very best of' as it's drawn from his recordings on the Atlantic label, and doesn't include the later, classic 'Impulse' cuts. But who cares? It's a sensational selection from this inspired middle period of his musical career, and by now Coltrane is the complete master of mood and tone, going off like a firework in Giant Steps, wistfully poetic in central Park West, affectionately dreamy for the track named after daughter Naima. So much sheer beauty pours from his playing. The tunes will stay with you forever.
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Present for my husband a great Coltrane fan. Loves the CD
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The quality of the sound on the cd was appallingly bad. Sounds like half way between tuning in 2 radio stations. I could here the music in the background but the scratchin on top was painfull.I didnt have time to send it back as too busy, so stuck with it. Will definetly not be purchasing from this supplier again. No stars at all. Thanks for nothing.
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Impossible to fault, really. Coltrane was so far ahead of his time - playing music like this more than 50 years ago is just incredible.
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