Ballads was a 1961 era album by John Coltrane on which he worked with the quartet of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. The band hadn't played the songs prior to recording giving the album a loose, spontaneous feel. It saw Coltrane softening his sound after some of his more out there material and here comes on 180g vinyl mastered from the original tapes.
Vinyl LP £36.99 888930
Acoustic Sounds Series 180g vinyl audiophile reissue LP on Verve/Impulse! Mastered from the original analogue tapes. Packaged in Stoughton gatefold tip-on jacket.
Vinyl LP £15.99 ACV2005LP
Ltd audiophile clear vinyl LP on Doxy. Edition of 500 copies.
9/10 Jack 12th February 2015
I can't stress just how wonderful this piece is. The piano is right on, the drums are groovy, the bass is off the hook, and Coltrane is...well the best. John Coltrane completely blew me away with this record, the first that I have ever owned of his. I hope that people aren't going to just see this and dismiss it. Ballads is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art. This album is good for rainy nights, and those cold, cloudy lazy fall Saturday afternoons. In a word this album could be described as: INTOXICATING.
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