John Coltrane – Coltrane Live at Birdland (1964/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

John Coltrane – Coltrane Live at Birdland (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:07 minutes | 1,53 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Impulse Records
Recorded: October 8, 1963 (#1-3) at Birdland, New York City; November 18, 1963 (#4-5) at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Released in 1964, this John Coltrane hybrid mixes three concert tracks with two studio pieces, one of which is the famous tribute Alabama. The live tunes come from an October 1963 show at Birdland in New York City while the two studio songs were recorded the following month. Even though not entirely live, the album was ranked at number seven on the All About Jazz list of the 10 best live jazz recordings.

Arguably John Coltrane’s finest all-around album, this recording has brilliant versions of “Afro Blue” and “I Want to Talk About You”; the second half of the latter features Coltrane on unaccompanied tenor tearing into the piece but never losing sight of the fact that it is a beautiful ballad. The remainder of this album (“Alabama,” “The Promise,” and “Your Lady”) is almost at the same high level. –AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

1. Afro-Blue 10:52
2. I Want To Talk About You 08:13
3. The Promise 08:12
4. Alabama 05:11
5. Your Lady 06:39

John Coltrane, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, double bass
Elvin Jones, drums



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