Limited Edition 200 Gram LP! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Cut from the Original Mono 100% Analog Master Tapes!
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Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige mono reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of -the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.
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.
Side Two opens with a Joe Stein-Leo Robin tune, "You Say You Care," never heard
before this 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."
• 200g Vinyl LP
• Limited Edition, Less Than 1000 Records per stamper, released in limited quantities
• The Original 100% Analog Master Tapes were used working with only the Best Mastering Studios!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray & Plated by Gary Salstrom
• Plated and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on Virgin Vinyl
• Meticulous Test Pressing Evaluation and Quality Control
• Deluxe Packaging using the highest quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves
• Officially Licensed & Authorized for release by the Record Label
John Coltrane, tenor sax
Red Garland, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Arthur Taylor, drums
1. Good Bait
2. I Want To Talk About You Side Two:
1. You Say You Care
2. Theme For Ernie
3. Russian Lullaby