John Coltrane

Settin' the Pace [Bonus Track]

(CD - Fantasy / Prestige #30646)

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Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane recorded quite a few records with the rhythm section of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor during 1957-1958. On this particular CD reissue, Coltrane performs "Rise and Shine," "I See Your Face Before Me," "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You," and "Little Melonae." But more significant than the material are Coltrane's searching and passionate improvisations, which were pointing the way toward the future. This music (along with Trane's other Prestige recordings) is also available as part of his huge Prestige Recordings box set. [Prestige's 2008 reissue includes "By the Numbers" as a bonus track.]

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