John Coltrane   Soultrane
3.6
great
Release Date: 1958
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4.0 excellentAlabaster Jones | March 7th 17

In the liner notes for Soultrane, Ira Gitler coins the term "sheets of sound" to describe John Coltrane's playing here. While it was not the first instance he'd used that style, Soultrane is a fantastic record for hearing this style very clearly and without interruption. Trane is absolutely blazing on this record, taking five pieces not of his own hand and taking them to new heights with his breathtaking performance. The Red Garland Trio backs him up, with Garland laying down a few great solos and Paul Chambers and Art Taylor providing a solid, malleable backbone. It really shows how comfortable Coltrane had become as a leader, really taking all of these compositions by the neck and never letting go save for isolated moments here and there. The rendition of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait" is quite amazing, and hearing it, it becomes apparent just how phenomenal John was at the hard bop style, seemingly doing this stuff in his sleep. That he'd go on to make another classic within it after Blue Train is incredible, but make no mistake, Soultrane is one hell of a warm-up.

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4.0 excellentKyussApollo | August 21st 10

Excellent hard-bop outing by Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio backing him up on this one. Russian Lullaby is a great early example John Coltrane's "sheets of sound"style that he was just beginning to explore at this time -- Coltrane actually thought the name of the song was "Rushin' Lullaby." All the '57-'58 stuff Coltrane did with pianist Red Garland &c is good, and unfortunately often overlooked in the glare of his blistering later work.

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3.5 greatTabulaRasa6 | November 27th 19
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