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John Coltrane - Soultrane



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



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APRJ 7142
UPC: 753088714238
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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Preowned Vinyl Record
~1971/ Japan/ Torn OBI/ Mono

For sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series

Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray

180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings

Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket

"Originally released in 1958, this was Coltrane's third studio recording for Prestige, and was completed three days after his participation in the Miles Davis Milestones sessions. With Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums, we have an all-star quartet that serves Coltrane well. ... Superb dynamics. Amazing clarity and definition. Another dead quiet and flat pressing by QRP. Soultrane is an excellent point to jump back into the Prestige series. By the way, be forewarned that Chad plans on rolling out a total of 25 titles. You might want to bookmark that Acoustic Sounds website. Highly recommended!" — Robert S. Youman, Positive Feedback, Issue 120, April 14, 2022

"Analogue Productions has continued to push its own already high bar higher still. Its Quality Record Pressings plant is delivering the best vinyl discs to be found, its jackets and cover reproduction quality have hit new levels, and it continues to have the best in the biz - such as Kevin Gray for this series (25 mono LPs from the Prestige label's exceptional late-50s run) cut lacquers from original analog master tapes. ... Soultrane finds Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor behind the kit, and the music is mostly driving jazz. Sonics here are also excellent, with a clear, solid presence and a nice, fat saxophone sound. Here's a case where I had an earlier Analogue Productions 45 RPM pressing at hand, and to my surprise the new edition is more transparent and detailed, with a greater sense of air and 'bloom' around the instruments." — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, December 2015

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."

Originally released in 1958

John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Red Garland, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Taylor, drums 


Side A
1. Good Bait
2. I Want To Talk About You

Side B
1. You Say You Care
2. Theme For Ernie
3. Russian Lullaby

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Just Fantastic

posted on 05/25/2022
5 Stars
As always, this is another top-notch pressing from Acoustic Sounds. I have a nice rig--nothing too fancy--and this album is dead quiet. Beautiful album cover as well. Really, a joy to behold.

And the sound! This album sounds so much better in mono than in stereo!

Thanks Acoustic Sounds for this release.

Amazing quality in every aspect

posted on 03/21/2022
5 Stars
This mono reissue of soultrane sounds amazing. It's like it combines the best of the two formats (mono, stereo) because is very punchy and driven as we expect from a good sounding mono record while it manages to sound very holographic. I'm very impressed.

The quality of the pressing is also incredible. My copy is completely flawless and the cover is gorgeous. Very good job analogue productions. This is a killer reissue series.


posted on 10/13/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: vito year of waiting is a long time, but not for this record!!!

I am listening to it in this moment (13.10.2014, 20:22 cet) with a clearaudio goldfinger statement!

here some truly words: 5 stars for the mastering, it feels you are in middle of the recording room, unbelievable coltrane sound, i never heard him so close before, chambers bass is so powerful and near!!! amazing!!!

5 stars for the quality pressings, no signal except the pure music, fantastic!

and 5 stars for the people who made this record possible! thanx chad for your imperturbable way of producing high end vinyl!!! Go on this way!!!

greetings from germany vito

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