Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltranes harmonic conception and torrential attack.
Lush Life contains Coltranes first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorns resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Louis Hayes added to Lush Life. Coltrane handles the tune's delicate complexities with infinite style and finesse.
Coltrane and jazz would never be the same.
Originally released in 1958
Super Audio CD
SACD Mono SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Earl May, bass
Art Taylor, drums
Red Garland, piano
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Paul Chambers, bass
Louis Hayes, drums
Al Heath, drums
1. Like Someone In Love
2. I Love You
3. Trane's Slow Blues
4. Lush Life
5. I Hear A Rhapsody