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John Coltrane

BALLADS Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, 180 Gram Pressing

$61.00
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John Coltrane BALLADS Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, 180 Gram Pressing

John Coltrane

BALLADS Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, 180 Gram Pressing

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Before this ballad album was released, John Coltrane's critics and jazz fans classed him as an 'avant-gardist', a modernist, an angry, wild young man who made his tenor saxophone scream out. Tongues wagged that free jazz could be made by just anyone who hung a horn around his neck. These eight ballads made people stop and listen with real pleasure. Have you heard him? He can blow the notes properly, the pianist knows all the harmonies, and the drummer does far more than just bash. These words were to be heard and read everywhere, in the specialist magazines, and in the jazz clubs from New York to Tokyo. All the themes are taken from the American Songbook, from musicals, and well-known numbers performed by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee among others. All of them have been performed time and time again and although the musicians played the themes for the very first time at the recording session, their interpretation was well structured while at the same time fresh and intense. With the exception of just one number, all the titles were a complete success at the very first take; but that is not merely that which underlines the high musical standard of the quartet. Fans and critics alike have continued to hold this early Impulse production in high esteem to this bery day, which certainly due to the producer Bob Thiele. But a great part of the album's success is also due to the excellent work of the recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who has captured the intimate atmosphere with his microphones.."Recording: December 1961, September and November 1962 at Englewood Cliffs, NJ, by Rudy Van Gelder / Production: Bob Thiele." "Ballads" - John Coltrane (ts); McCoy Tyner (p); Jimmy Garrison (b); Elvin Jones (dr)." gatefold sleeve.

Gatefold Sleeve
This vinyl is packaged with a two-part folding sleeve.

180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.

Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
John Coltrane BALLADS Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, 180 Gram Pressing

John Coltrane

BALLADS Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve, 180 Gram Pressing

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