Album of the Day
My Favorite Things
Rhino reissues have used such titles as “The Last Giant” and “Heavyweight Champion” to describe John Coltrane and that's entirely fitting - the saxophonist grew from accomplished sideman to sonic revolutionary. 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. A double-disc 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of MY FAVORITE THINGS has just been released including the mono mix of the album which, until its recent rediscovery, had been thought lost.