John Coltrane   Impressions
4.0
excellent
Release Date: 1963
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3.5 greatGamamJ | October 29th 20

A solid album, sure, and gives us a few first tastes of how experimental Coltrane is about to be, but the production is a huge minus. The members other than Coltrane are almost not to be found, especially the piano, and my issue related to this goes beyond the production. I feel they deserve a lot more soloing room than they get.

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4.0 excellentBedex | October 12th 20

After a lot of frankenstein albums assembled without Coltrane's input, it feels nice to finally come back to an actual record of his. We're back to the spice, especially with 1 which is perhaps the most dissonant and 'experimental' we've seen him being on record yet. It's almost excessive in places, but after the lukewarm fake coltrane albums that preceded it still feels cool. The track also introduces the major issue with the album: mixing and panning. While on 1 it's not too bad (but still a weak point), which can be partly forgiven because of it being a live take, on 2 it is frankly awful even though it isn't a live one. 3 improves but has some blatant mixing quirks, and 4 is the best one off. Despite the mix 2 is nice, and the more upbeat and dancey 3 is perhaps the best track here with really nice prominent drumming and a cool piano addition as conclusion. 4 is softer and very rainy feeling (so the title is of questionable accuracy hehe), super nice, but it concludes a bit into nothing, which coupled with the non-uniform mix hurts the album feel a bit, dropping this half a point. 3.95

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