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.
This album continued the reinforcement of Coltrane's importance as a stylist. As
in Coltrane and John Coltrane and the Red Garland Trio, his first two albums as
a leader for Prestige, the material in Soultrane is away from the ordinary. The
Garland–Paul Chambers–Arthur Taylor rhythm section is a perfect accompanying
unit for Trane who, by this time, was acknowledged to be — along with Sonny
Rollins — one of the two most influential tenor saxophonists in jazz.
Soultrane opens with an exploration at length of "Good Bait," a Tadd Dameron-Count
Basie collaboration, first recorded by Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s. The way
Coltrane plays the turns in the melody gives it a slight minuet flavor,
complimented by solos by Garland and Chambers in the same, solid groove. "I Want
To Talk About You" is a ballad written and originally recorded by Billy Eckstine
in the mid-1940s. It's entirely new to jazz interpretation.
"You Say You Care," a Joe Stein-Leo Robin tune, had never been heard before in a
jazz context. Trane makes the most of chord changes in a swinging, medium-up
setting. "Theme For Ernie" is a smoldering ballad dedicated by Philadelphian
Freddie Lacey to Ernie Henry, the ex-Gillespie alto saxophonist who died
suddenly in December 1957. Red begins the final track "Russian Lullaby" with an
out-of-tempo introduction before Coltrane comes ripping in. Taking this and
Coltrane's prior interpretation of "Soft Lights And Sweet Music," it seems as
though the boys like to play their Irving Berlin at high velocity.
Because of the astounding Coltrane solo works that both precede and follow
Soultrane — most notably Lush Life and Blue Train — All Music Guide says this
album has "perhaps not been given the exclusive attention it so deserves."
The album was 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
Red Garland, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Taylor, drums
1. Good Bait
2. I Want To Talk About You
3. You Say You Care
4. Theme For Ernie
5. Russian Lullaby