John Coltrane – Soultrane (1958/2016) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

John Coltrane – Soultrane (1958/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:01 minutes | 904 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front cover | © Prestige

The liner notes for the essential 1958 album Soultrane contained the first-ever use of the now famous phrase “sheets of sound” to describe John Coltrane’s style and sound, in full evidence on these songs. Among the many highlights is an extended version of Billy Eckstine’s I Want To Talk About You, which would become a staple of Coltrane’s live shows. For this session, Coltrane recruited bandmates from Miles Davis’s Quintet: pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor, otherwise known as the Red Garland Trio.

“… a timeless recording that sounds as fresh today … his execution, articulation, rhythm, phrasing and ideas were all one and his tone was crystallizing … he was fusing together all of the elements of playing music and playing the saxophone.”

“… has a noticeably looser, more felt vibe than the better known Blue Note session. Coltrane and Garland are especially compatible … remains an especially strong session … it’s hard to improve upon the appeal of this exceptionally fine session, alight as it is with some of the tenor’s most assured and accessible playing. Highly enjoyable.”
– All About Jazz

“… a classic of the 20th century jazz canon and an essential point of reference in Coltrane’s own tumultuous career … the album on which Coltrane first emerged as the primary innovator of the jazz world, wielding an astonishing technical virtuosity and a blinding vision of the possibilities of the tenor sax … we can appreciate what a fantastic job Rudy Van Gelder, the engineer on the original 1958 sessions, has done on this remastering: when Coltrane takes his final, unaccompanied sax break, the echo is so clean and crisp it almost sounds like you’re in the room with him.”


1. John Coltrane – Good Bait
2. John Coltrane – I Want To Talk About You
3. John Coltrane – You Say You Care
4. John Coltrane – Theme For Ernie
5. John Coltrane – Russian Lullaby