Album artwork for Ballads. by John Coltrane

in 1962 john coltrane was under assault from conservative critics who had labeled his tumultuous extended performances "anti-jazz". in response he entered the studios to create this classic collection of both well known and obscure ballads. coltrane was one of jazz's greatest ballad players, a fact sometimes overlooked in the controversy that swirled about his work, and his lyrical gifts are in sharp relief here. they're transmitted through one of the most beautiful tones that jazz has ever produced, suggesting a rare metal that has just been discovered. the material brings out the best in pianist mccoy tyner, who is prominently featured and whose harmonic subtlety and limpid grace shine throughout.

John Coltrane

Ballads.

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Album artwork for Ballads. by John Coltrane
LP

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180g heavyweight gatefold

Released 14/12/2015Catalogue Number

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John Coltrane

Ballads.

Doxy
Album artwork for Album artwork for Ballads. by John Coltrane by Ballads. - John Coltrane
Album artwork for Ballads. by John Coltrane
LP

£14.99£12.99

sale

180g heavyweight gatefold

Released 14/12/2015Catalogue Number

dol854hg

in 1962 john coltrane was under assault from conservative critics who had labeled his tumultuous extended performances "anti-jazz". in response he entered the studios to create this classic collection of both well known and obscure ballads. coltrane was one of jazz's greatest ballad players, a fact sometimes overlooked in the controversy that swirled about his work, and his lyrical gifts are in sharp relief here. they're transmitted through one of the most beautiful tones that jazz has ever produced, suggesting a rare metal that has just been discovered. the material brings out the best in pianist mccoy tyner, who is prominently featured and whose harmonic subtlety and limpid grace shine throughout.