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Analogue Productions / Prestige

John Coltrane – Lush Life | 200g Mono | Analogue Productions reissue

$70.00

Analogue Productions / Prestige

John Coltrane – Lush Life | 200g Mono | Analogue Productions reissue

$70.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

  • For sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series

  • Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray

  • 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings has a flat edge profile and deep groove label, true to the original LP

  • Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket 

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 Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack.

Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s 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.

Analogue Productions has continued to push its own already high bar higher still. Its Quality Record Pressings plant is delivering the best vinyl discs to be found, its jackets and cover reproduction quality have hit new levels, and it continues to have the best in the biz - such as Kevin Gray for this series (25 mono LPs from the Prestige label's exceptional late-'50s run) cut lacquers from original analog master tapes. .. Lush Life mixes ballads (like the beautifully read title track) with up-tempo tunes, and the sound here is sweet, airy and open, with an especially lovely capturing of Coltrane's tenor and the lively percussion." — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, December 2015

Originally released in 1958

 Source: Acoustic Sounds

Musicians:

John Coltrane, tenor saxophone

  • Earl May, bass
  • Art Taylor, drums
  • Red Garland, piano
  • Donald Byrd, trumpet
  • Paul Chambers, bass
  • Louis Hayes, drums

 

Read more about John Coltrane here.

 

 

Item description:

Artist:

John Coltrane

Title:

Lush Life

Label:

Analogue Productions / Prestige

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered, Mono

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original – 1958

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Hard Bop, Tenor Saxophone

Catalog No:

APRJ 7188

Condition:

New