Album of the Day
Trane: The Atlantic Collection (Remastered)
An outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent, John Coltrane made boundary-shattering music that continues to impact and influence people around the world. The new anthology TRANE: THE ATLANTIC COLLECTION features recordings the saxophonist made for Atlantic Records between 1959 and 1961, a time when Coltrane was moving away from the life of a sideman and embracing the role of bandleader. These nine tracks include some of his finest work, such as the wise blues of "Equinox," a bright, swinging version of "My Shining Hour," the exuberant "Giant Steps" and the hit single "My Favorite Things." With the release of the recent Chasing Trane documentary, this is an ideal time to discover (or rediscover) John Coltrane, and TRANE: THE ATLANTIC COLLECTION is a superb encapsulation of the revolutionary music of the "heavyweight champion" of jazz.