John Coltrane - Ole Coltrane


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Product No.:
AORM 1086-45
UPC: 711574707911
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

Note: This is a mono version! The album jacket has a misprint identifying it as stereo

Mastered from the original analog tapes and cut at 45 RPM by Bernie Grundman

180-gram vinyl pressing by Pallas in Germany

Engineered by Phil Ramone, featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet

John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he explores on his Impulse! debut, Africa/Brass, recorded concurrently, with each involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while retaining melodic beauty.

Yet the biggest attraction on this 1961 effort comes via the double-bass interplay between Art Davis and Reggie Workman, whose back-and-forth exchanges produce heat and cause the leader to up his own game. Mastered from the original master tapes, this dead-quiet 180-gram 45 RPM double LP set presents each pluck of the acoustic basses with tremendous body and decay. Long overdue for audiophile treatment, Olé Coltrane is ready for its closeup, and how. 

Side 1
Olé (Part 1)

Side 2
Olé (Part 2)

Side 3
Dahomey Dance

Side 4

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

What have we done?!

posted on 06/02/2021
4 Stars
Reviewer: Homer
This is an incredible album and I’ve been searching for something to replace my beat up old copy for a long time. I’m really excited to have such an amazing sounding pressing! Now let’s talk about the elephant in the room: the truly epic 18minute title track “Ole” is cut in half and put on two sides! I get that this is probably the only way to fit it on a 45rpm 12” but that’s really a terrible sacrifice to make. I’d MUCH rather have a great 33.3rpm pressing that plays through as the artists intended. Are our audiophile addictions truly become so out of control that we’re okay butchering this masterpiece for a a minor improvement in sound?!? If you’ve listened to any version of this song then you know what a tragedy it is to cut it in half.

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