John Coltrane – My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things is the seventh album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD-1361. It was the first album to feature Coltrane playing soprano saxophone, and yielded a commercial breakthrough in the form of a hit single that gained popularity in 1961 on radio, an edited version of the title song, “My Favorite Things.” In 1998, the album was a recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame award. Released a mere month after Coltrane Jazz, unlike his first two albums for Atlantic, this one contains no original compositions, instead jazz versions of four pop standards. The album was also the first to quite clearly mark Coltrane’s change from bebop to modal jazz, which was slowly becoming apparent in some of his previous releases.
‘ Lindsay Planer’ Although seemingly impossible to comprehend, this landmark jazz date made in 1960 was recorded in less than three days. … Each track of this album is a joy to revisit. The ultimate listenability may reside in this quartet’s capacity to not be overwhelmed by the soloist. Likewise, they are able to push the grooves along surreptitiously and unfettered.

John Coltrane — soprano saxophone on side one and bonus tracks; tenor saxophone on side two
McCoy Tyner — piano
Steve Davis — double bass
Elvin Jones — drums

 

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things Tracklist

0:00 My Favorite Things
13:43 Every Time We Say Goodbye
19:25 Summertime
31:01 But Not For Me

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

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