John Coltrane, Live at The Village Vanguard (1962)
One of my all-time favourite albums – one of my favourite John Coltrane albums, from a killer-period with that legendary quartet; I had two copies of this on CD – because I would regularly loan one out and had to have a copy with me at all times. I’ve just recently bought this version – it’s got a different cover and includes one extra track (that’s for balance I imagine – making it a nice two tracks per side, one long, one shorter). But just those three original album tracks are what sells this to me – and in Chasin’ The Trane it’s almost as if a whole career happens in one song. You can feel and hear a man giving it his all, a bit of him dying, falling away, peeling off as that song hits its magical moments again and again. They talked of his ‘sheets of sound’ here he’s building cathedrals of sound, lasting monuments, beautiful, tall towers from one of the great sonic architects of the 20th Century.
Sample Track: Chasin’ The Trane
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