John Coltrane
Blue Train


5.0
classic

Review

by Zack USER (23 Reviews)
March 1st, 2014 | 19 replies | 820 views


Release Date: 1957 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A perfect album with no flaws, just magical and beautiful musicianship. ''It's an absolute 5/5''

John Coltrane is widely known as one of the most influential jazz artists of all time. His pure and unpredictable sax playing, he connects each track in tenor form perfectly and the way he presents himself as a band leader. Being in many different quintets as a side member. John Coltrane wanted to make music from his own perspective, but do in such passion and beauty To make the recording of Blue Train, be as magnificent and golden to anyone’s ears. Coltrane shows a great value of energy and emotion, the way he pursues his sax solos, rhythm and tempo, to match a very talented backing band. It’s almost unreal on how every song can sound so well put together with tons of variety, equally powerful musicianship and how each musicians shines on every song, With only being 5 tracks, Blue Train is lengthy but it takes you on adventure every time, your eyes will bring you back in the 1950’s with a pleasure of time and strength, you wish that time would of never ended. From Blue Train to Lazy Bird, each song has a very dreamy atmosphere that is always a memorable way to feel and see.


The music on Blue Train is quite exceptional, Each brass instrument crashes, with sweet and smooth sounding with unpredictable variety from each member. The brass is very unique and beautiful, it’s a define shiner, every song shows perfect brass musicianship, I love how so contrast and dynamic each member plays and pursues so much emotion and gratitude to everyone’s ears. The percussion/bass is pretty overlooked, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, never skips a beat and slap on any track, just very on timing and addicting grooves and rhythms, The bass playing and drumming is one of the most satisfying things I have ever heard. My favorite moments on Blue Train, is the unpredictable strength and consistent instrumental talent, every member shines. There’s no flaw, average at times and overall just poorly executed. It is all beautifully created by incredible passive souls.


My Final statements on Blue Train, Is every thing you hear, your opinion becomes a reason and every song you cherish, will always value you for inspiration. For new listeners, it might bore you, it might excite you, ‘’whatever it does’’ Blue Train in my eyes, is a beautiful masterpiece, Every track is climbing a mountain but finishing it, is reaching the top, becoming an incredible adventure to end such an atmospheric value, makes you want to play it again and again, ‘’Forever in the time being’’

John Coltrane- Tenor Saxophone
Lee Morgan- Trumpet
Curt Fuller- Trombone
Kenny Drew- Piano
Paul Chambers- Bass
Philly Joe Jones- Drums



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Muisc4Life26
March 1st 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

fixed my spelling errors, my computer is acting up right now, so i'll improve it. When it's back to normal.

Muisc4Life26
March 1st 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

God i had a lot of errors lol, i think they are all fixed. ''If not'' Than please tell me.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2014


21050 Comments


''If not'' Than please tell me.


found one

but really there are so many grammatical errors in the review its ridiculous

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Muisc4Life26
March 1st 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i know, i suck at spelling lol

Muisc4Life26
March 1st 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's all fixed :D

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2014


21050 Comments


Being in different quintents as a side member.


not a complete sentence

it's impossible to deny it's iconic structure, it had on Jazz and music in general.


its*

no comma necessary. actually it doesnt make sense anyway

Blue Train features so many different types of excellent instrumentation, Yes


either put a period or take out the capital letter

i could keep going

Muisc4Life26
March 1st 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks bro

Chrisjon89
March 1st 2014


3623 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

gotta spin this again. it's not even in my top 5 Coltrane albums but that just goes to show how strong his music is.

Gyromania
March 1st 2014


15686 Comments


this album

PunchforPunch
March 1st 2014


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the hell is wrong with you

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Gyromania
March 1st 2014


15686 Comments


this album is disgustingly boring

Gyromania
March 1st 2014


15686 Comments


very little to offer in terms of variety. i know this comes across as ignorant, but it really does all sound the same to me.

Muisc4Life26
March 2nd 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

all fixed :D

Muisc4Life26
March 3rd 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's been re-finished, check it out.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2014


20645 Comments


Is English your first language?

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Muisc4Life26
March 3rd 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yes it is, i just forget to spell check and look over my writing. I do have some trouble spelling words at times.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2014


20645 Comments


It's not your spelling that made me think otherwise.

Sentences like these just don't make any sense whatsoever (especially seeing as you mean it in a positive sense):

There’s no flaw, average at times and overall just poorly executed.


I don't mean to insult you or anything, I just think you need to work on your writing a lot (if you want to improve that is). I suggest reading more. Don't give up on writing by any means, with practise I'm sure you'll get better.


Muisc4Life26
March 3rd 2014


2674 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I get what you mean man. I plan to do a lot of reviews in the time being. So it's good practice.

ShitsofRain
April 17th 2014


5892 Comments


train station swag

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