John Coltrane

The Heavyweight Champion - Complete Atlantic (081227964276)

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The Heavyweight Champion - Complete Atlantic

John Coltrane

Rhino

081227964276

GEN 145902

081227964276

JAZZ

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The Heavyweight Champion - Complete Atlantic

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This 7-CD box set features every track John Coltrane recorded for Atlantic Records, spanning January 15, 1959 to May 25, 1961. Including songs sequenced by recording date. It also includes a 72-page book-let with liner notes, interviews and remembrances of John Coltrane by Lewis Porter, Jimmy Heath, Yusef Lateef and Charles Lloyd.

After his tenure in the great mid-'50s Miles Davis group, Coltrane was ready to strike out on his own. Although he had recorded several records on the smaller Prestige label, Coltrane's first major label association was with Ahmet Ertegun's Atlantic Records. Now all of 'Trane's pioneering Atlantic recordings are compiled in one huge 7-disc set entitled "The Heavyweight Champion".

As the content attests, this title is a fitting analogy. Starting with the early recordings with Milt Jackson for the 'Bags & Trane' album, the set chronologically follows Coltrane's work through the groundbreaking 'Giant Steps' sessions and beyond. Many alternate takes are sprinkled throughout amidst familiar album tracks from the likes of 'Coltrane Jazz', 'Coltrane Plays the Blues' and the magnificent 'My Favorite Things', giving a picture of the saxophonist's intense creativity at this period. This set is a powerful document of one of the most significant artists of the modern era in his prime.

PERSONNEL:

JOHN COLTRANE, tenor & soprano sax
DON CHERRY, FREDDIE HUBBARD, trumpet
ERIC DOLPHY, flute, alto sax
MILT JACKSON, vibes
HANK JONES, CEDAR WALTON, TOMMY FLANAGAN, McCOY TYNER, piano
PAUL CHAMBERS, STEVE DAVIS, REGGIE WORKMAN, bass
ART TAYLOR, JIMMY COBB, ELVIN JONES, drums

Coltrane recorded 8 albums for Atlantic, plus two compilation albums released posthumously.

- Giant Steps (Atlantic SD1311) 1960
- Coltrane Jazz (Atlantic SD1354) 1961
- My Favorite Things (Atlantic SD1361) 1961
- Bags and Trane [with Milt Jackson] (Atlantic SD1368) 1961
- Olé Coltrane (Atlantic SD1373) 1962
- Coltrane Plays the Blues (Atlantic SD1382) 1962
- Coltrane's Sound (Atlantic SD1419) 1964
- The Avant-Garde [with Don Cherry] b(Atlantic SD1451) 1966
- The Coltrane Legacy (Atlantic SD1553) 1970
- Alternate Takes (Atlantic SD1668) 1975

CD 7 features 68 minutes of previously unreleased rehearsals, false starts and all of Coltrane's Atlantic outtakes (the rest were lost due to fire).

CD 1
01. Stairway to the Stars
02. The Late Late Blues
03. Bags & Trane
04. Three Little Words
05. The Night We Called It a Day
06. Be-Bop
07. Blues Legacy
08. Centerpiece
09. Giant Steps (Alternate Version)
10. Naima (Alternate Version)
11. Like Sonny (Alternate Version)

CD 2
01. Spiral
02. Countdown
03. Countdown (Alternate Take)
04. Syeeda's Song Flute
05. Syeeda's Song Flute (Alternate Take)
06. Mr. P.C.
07. Giant Steps
08. Cousin Mary
09. Cousin Mary (Alternate Take)
10. I'll Wait and Pray
11. I'll Wait and Pray (Alternate Take)
12. Little Old Lady

CD 3
01. Like Sonny
02. Harmonique
03. My Shining Hour
04. Naima
05. Some Other Blues
06. Fifth House
07. CherryCo
08. The Blessing
09. Focus on Sanity
10. The Invisible
11. Bemsha Swing

CD 4
01. Village Blues
02. Village Blues (Alternate Take)
03. My Favorite Things
04. Central Park West
05. Mr. Syms
06. Untitled Original (Exotica)
07. Summertime
08. Body and Soul
09. Body and Soul (Alternate Take)
10. Mr. Knight

CD 5
01. Blues to Elvin (Alternate Take)
02. Blues to Elvin
03. Mr. Day
04. Blues to You (Alternate Take)
05. Blues to You
06. Blues to Bechet
07. Satellite
08. Everytime We Say Goodbye
09. 26-2 6:0
10. But Not for Me

CD 6
01. Liberia
02. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
03. Equinox
04. Olé
05. Dahomey Dance
06. Aisha
07. Original Untitled Ballad (To Her Ladyship)

CD 7: Giant Steps (Alternate Version)
01. Take 1 (Incomplete)
02. Take 2 (False Start)
03. Take 3 (Incomplete)
04. Take 4 (Incomplete)
05. Take 5 (Alternate)
06. Take 6 (False Start)
07. Take 7 (Incomplete)
Naima (Alternate Version)
08. Take 1 (Incomplete)
09. Take 2 (Incomplete)
10. Take 4 (False Start)
11. Take 5 (Alternate)
12. Take 6 (Alternate)
Like Sonny (Alternate Version)
13. Rehearsal 1 (False Start)
14. Rehearsal 2 (Incomplete)
15. Take 1 (False Start)
16. Take 2 (Incomplete)
17. Take 3 (Incomplete)
18. Take 4 (False Start)
19. Take 5 (Alternate)
20. Take 6 (Incomplete)
Giant Steps (Master Version)
21. Take 3 (Incomplete)
22. Take 6 (Alternate)
Blues to Elvin (Master Version)
23. Take 2 (False Start)
23. Take 3 (Alternate)
24. Blues to You (Take 2) (Alternate)