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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    But please order Transition as well- really.
    It’s bewildering to think that that Transition was a posthumous release. It’s another great, great Coltrane album for sure, on par with A Love Supreme and Sun Ship (IMO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    s/t on Impulse
    “Out of This World” and “Tunji” are essential Coltrane tracks...everything you need to know & love about The Quartet condensed into 20+ minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by at least 100 dead View Post

    PS: If I may suggest something: Should you get the 2-CD set The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions, try to listen to it as presented in this single disc edition first:

    https://www.discogs.com/de/John-Colt...elease/1050082

    (That’s how I first encountered A/B, and I still think it’s the perfect way to listen to it.)
    Yeah, once I had all my Coltrane stuff loaded onto to the computer, I prepared playlists that reflected the tracklists of the original albums. I think it's really nice to hear the material that was originally released at the time, in the order that was originally chosen, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by at least 100 dead View Post
    Many great suggestions and insightful comments…can’t add much, except that IMO almost anything Coltrane recorded with McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones is sublime. I’m particularly fond of the two big band/large ensemble recordings, Olé Coltrane and Africa/Brass. Both records are part of what might be considered Coltrane’s brief flirtation with pop, which yielded incredibly accessible and uplifting music. Africa/Brass, in particular, captures such an expansive atmosphere and it’s unlike any other album he has made; it’s evocative of late summer nights, looking down at NYC from a rooftop, G&T in hand…or something like that.

    PS: If I may suggest something: Should you get the 2-CD set The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions, try to listen to it as presented in this single disc edition first:
    Obviously for me, the reason why I love soo much Trane's Impulse8 albums is indeed Elvin, and especially McCoy's presence

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    +1

    First Meditations is great.
    Absolutely.... like it better than the "official" version.

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    It’s bewildering to think that that Transition was a posthumous release. It’s another great, great Coltrane album for sure, on par with A Love Supreme and Sun Ship (IMO).
    Not the only one in terms of posthumous release being worthy of his living releases, IMHO
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Nobody mentioned Om up till now.

    It's an absolute must. Equally beastial and divine at the same time.
    Very underrated this one. I am listening just now. Nothing's missing or could be added here, and it sort of combines all the various directions that Coltrane explored in his final period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    It's difficult to narrow Trane down to a few essentials as there is so much output within a relatively short recording history, but I would go this route in roughly chronological order:

    The "earlier period"
    Coltrane (Prestige label) - '57
    My Favorite Things (Atlantic) - '60
    Ole Coltrane (Atlantic) - '61

    The maturation period
    Africa/Brass (full version preferred)- '61
    Live at the Village Vanguard (box set preferred) - '61
    Impressions - '61

    The OMG period
    Crescent - '64
    A Love Supreme - '64

    The "Knows no Limits" period

    Sun Ship - '65
    Ascension - '65
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    Interstellar Space should be included —in the last category, or maybe even in “Limits? What Limits?” Just an astounding record iMO


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    For me, Coltrane's last band with Alice and Rashied is something to tackle after you've absorbed the music of the classic quartet. Pharaoh Sanders had an incredible run on his own after Coltrane died, but I find that I don't enjoy his excessively squawking work in Coltrane's band as much. It's like he was trying too hard to be 'extreme'.

    Crescent and A Love Supreme are obvious from the classic quartet, but all of the subsequent quartet recordings from '65 (including posthumous releases) are essential:

    Sun Ship
    Living Space
    First Meditations
    Transition
    The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
    Live at Birdland
    Live at the Half Note

    Hell, I'm probably missing one or two in there.

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    ^Frankie, this is plain sick. Ridiculous.

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    My favourite is Ole.

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    That Mohini Dey clip is fantastic, but the lock of hair dangling over the strings was driving me nuts!

    How about this one:


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    That was more mind blowing than the bass solo which is pretty mind blowing!

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