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on 23 April 2017
Best album ever , this man is an absolute legend 🎼
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on 7 February 2017
oh yes what a cold dude
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on 16 February 2017
Be careful to buy the right CD. Amazon have amalgamated the reviews for the budget priced 3 album set and the true digital blue note remaster. I prefer the latter as the sound quality at 24bit from the analogue tapes is superior to the poorly "out of copyright transfer" quality of the budget cd album. set. 'Blue Train' is excellent and was recorded ahead of Trane's work on Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue' and his own opus 'Love Supreme'. I like Trane's phrasing and interpretations on 'Blue Train' - they seem to have more direction than 'Love Supreme' though I am first to accept that as an overall concept 'Love Supreme' is more of a lasting statement. Sadly, I don't accept Trane bettered himself beyond 'Blue Train' and 'Love Supreme' as complete units in themselves, but I am not qualified to further this debate as I am too far "Miles Davis"! All said and done, absolutely adore 'Blue Train' and recommend the Van Gelder remaster on Blue Note, not the aforementioned budget offer!
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on 13 April 2017
Excellent album. Sound really great.
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on 20 June 2017
Excellent
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on 30 June 2017
Great record
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on 3 July 2017
What's not to like?
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on 9 March 2009
A long time ago i paid very good money for the tunes in this set and now here they are at this knock down price,a five star recording and in the case of the Blue Train items,the cream of Coltrane at this part in his recording career,timeless and driving,beautiful REAL JAZZ from one of the best we are ever to get the chance to hear, BUY THIS ITEM, you know it deserves a good home, and your ear's, heart and brain will be better for it.
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on 27 March 2017
Great edition!
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on 28 March 2001
Let's go back to 1957, the jazz scene is blooming, the musical leader and role model for the black race at that period is Miles Davis, who after assembling his legendary first quintet has recently moved from blue note to Columbia. This quintet consisted of Red Garland on piano, Philly Joe Jones on drums, bassist Paul Chambers, Miles Davis on trumpet and the new star of the jazz scene John Coltrane on tenor saxophone who would become the next symbol for the black jazz scene after 1962.
At this point (1957) and after having learned many things from Davis and improved very much even if he was not sure he wanted to leave the band, Coltrane was getting many suggestions to begin a solo career. So Davis who didn't plan to let him go so easily set him up a studio date with his former label: Blue note.
The result, was this magnificent LP.It is ironic that even though this is the first compositions Coltrane recorded many think they are his best. I do not agree with that but it is not hard to explain. For one thing they are all suberb jazz compositions, became standards immediately and they lack the more abstract and free-jazz elements Coltrane incorporated in his musical style later. It is possible that you may not be patient enough or may just not apreciate Coltrane's later efforts that however marked a new era not only in jazz but in music in general, and who knows what would have happened if this superb artist had't passed away so soon in 1967.One thing is certain you will probably love this record even if you just like the blues, even if free jazz gives you creeps or even if it is your cup of tea.So just buy it.It is not just a great CD it is the first step (anything but a timid step however) a musical legend made, and that makes it essential and beyond sufficient praise
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