4 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Saxophonist John Coltrane revolutionized jazz in 1961 with his long, playful, and endlessly inventive take on Rodgers and Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things." Coltrane's soprano transforms this musical-theater chestnut into arguably the most seductive track of experimental jazz ever recorded. An upbeat version of the Gershwins' "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess is the other highlight from this 1961 standards fest that finds Coltrane and the rest of his quartet—McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums), and Steve Davis (bass)—in sterling form.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Saxophonist John Coltrane revolutionized jazz in 1961 with his long, playful, and endlessly inventive take on Rodgers and Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things." Coltrane's soprano transforms this musical-theater chestnut into arguably the most seductive track of experimental jazz ever recorded. An upbeat version of the Gershwins' "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess is the other highlight from this 1961 standards fest that finds Coltrane and the rest of his quartet—McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums), and Steve Davis (bass)—in sterling form.

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