John Coltrane ‎– The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years

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Africa 9:50
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 6:25
Soul Eyes 5:19
After The Rain 4:07
Afro-Blue 10:46
Alabama 5:01
My Favourite Things 10:59
Bessie's Blues 3:30
Psalm (A Love Supreme, Part IV) 7:03
Kulu Se Mama (Opening Section Of Juno Se Mama) 4:15
Naima 15:03
Om (Closing Invocation) 1:48

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AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse! AS-9200-2 US 1970 Sell This Version
MCA-24131 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp) MCA Records (Canada) MCA-24131 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse! AS-9200-2 US 1970 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse! AS-9200-2 US 1970 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse! AS-9200-2 US 1970 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse! AS-9200-2 US 1971 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9200-2 US 1972 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse! AS-9200-2 US 1972 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse! AS-9200-2 US 1977 Sell This Version
MCA2-4131 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp) MCA Records, Impulse! MCA2-4131 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2, AS-2-9200 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Impulse!, MCA Records AS-9200-2, AS-2-9200 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS-9200-2, AS-2-9200 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, RE, Pin) Impulse!, MCA Records AS-9200-2, AS-2-9200 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCAC2-4131 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(Cass, Comp) MCA Records MCAC2-4131 US 1982 Sell This Version
2027-9200 John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years(2xLP, Comp, Gat) ABC Impulse! 2027-9200 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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CaptCook

CaptCook

February 27, 2017
referencing The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years, 2xLP, Comp, Gat, AS-9200-2
How can this be a 1970 release when it clearly shows 1972 at the bottom of the labels???
streetmouse

streetmouse

September 3, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years, 2xLP, Comp, Gat, AS-9200-2

John Coltrane was a musical sailor to say the least, and one for a variety of reasons, had a very short career. Coltrane was not just an important jazz artist, he was an important saxophonist, an important influence, and one of the most controversial figures in all of music. Discerning Coltrane’s work can get a bit iffy at times, since material he did as a session man was often so strong that record companies would reissued it under his name ... and I haven’t even gotten to the posthumously released tracks; much of which needs to be taken with a grain of salt. If that weren’t enough, Coltrane can be seen as a protean player, one of those rare artists who’s style and tenor radically changed and evolved over his career, causing fans to divide into camps, and even those camps to be sub-divided according to appreciations of his styles and experimentations.

The Best of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years, is not so much a compilation of his work, but more, it’s an annotation of his life and times, bringing to light a taste of his almost religious commitment to jazz, setting the stepping stones others will be following for the next hundred years. What you’ll find within these grooves is bop, swing, and experimentation that will highlight an adventurous time in America, when the axis of the world shifted, and nothing would ever be the same again.

This is a vinyl only trip …

Review by Jenell Kesler