Hybrid Mono SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles
ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice
of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which
time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
(1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month
1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s
harmonic conception and torrential attack.
Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date
fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad,
Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a
quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd,
bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Louis Hayes added to “Lush Life.” Coltrane
handles the tune's delicate complexities with infinite style and finesse.
Coltrane and jazz would never be the same.
Originally released in 1958
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Earl May, bass
Art Taylor, drums
Red Garland, piano
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Paul Chambers, bass
Louis Hayes, drums
Al Heath, drums
1. Like Someone In Love
2. I Love You
3. Trane's Slow Blues
4. Lush Life
5. I Hear A Rhapsody