Album of the Day
My Favorite Things (Deluxe)
Rhino's John Coltrane anthology was subtitled “The Last Giant,” and that's no exaggeration - the saxophonist grew from accomplished sideman to sonic revolutionary before his untimely death from liver cancer on this day in 1967. Trane came into his own as a composer and group leader during his tenure with Atlantic Records, and MY FAVORITE THINGS, his 1961 album for the label, remains a highlight of his career. Along with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Steve Davis and drummer Elvin Jones, Coltrane employed extended improvisations to reinvent four standards, turning the title track into one of jazz music's signature recordings; the Deluxe Edition of MY FAVORITE THINGS includes the two-part single version of that song as a bonus.