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Mastered by Ryan K Smith at Sterling Sound - Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings
I compared this Ryan K. Smith cut with an original pressing The original has that "new tape" vibrancy and Rudy laid off of the compression and midbass muck. and Ryan's cut has his characteristic clarity and transparency all set against QRP's usual jet black backgrounds Ryan's new cut is a 100% top to bottom success and is easy to recommend. Music 11/10 Sound 10/10 Michael Fremer Analogue Planet
Sound When it comes to sound quality, lets first talk about the elephant in the room. Many audiophiles and jazz collectors will want to know if this release can compete with the very best the answer is an unqualified yes!! - PFO
Perfect for late night Beats my original in every way I can imagine. 5/5 LPreview
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Ballads, released in 1962, was originally seen as John Coltrane's answer to critics who claimed that his work was too complicated. This beautiful and melodic set finds Coltrane responding with an introspective sound in his continual search for artistic enlightenment. With a rhythm section comprised of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones, Coltrane is free to deliver the kind of jazz music that offers universal appeal and lasting greatness.
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The intense passionate Coltrane interpretation of standards such as "All Or Nothing At All," "What's New," "It's Easy To Remember" and the Sinatra classic "Nancy (With The Laughing Face)" are the essence of Ballads. When asked why attempt such an undertaking, Coltrane replied "Variety."
While it may have been a short detour by Trane before he exploded off into the nether regions of jazz music a few years later, it is still a fantastic document of one of the premier jazz groups of the 1960s.
Recorded December 21, 1961 and September 18 & November 13, 1962 at Rudy Van Gelder Studios.
"It's impossible to sleepwalk through tracks like "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "I Wish I Knew" and impart them with even a fraction of the emotional heft that the Quartet achieves. This is the type of jazz album in which the music just washes over the listener with it's restrained grace and beauty, and while it may not have the adventurousness that some listeners think Trane should have had each and every time he recorded, I'd say it shows off a side of him that only makes us appreciate his more bold and daring albums even more."
John Coltrane, tenor & soprano saxophone
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Elvin Jones, drums
1. Say It (Over and over Again)
2. You Don't Know What Love Is
3. Too Young to Go Steady
4. All or Nothing at All
5. I Wish I Knew
6. What's New?
7. It's Easy to Remember
8. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)