A towering musical figure of the 20th century, saxophonist John Coltrane reset the parameters of jazz during his decade as a leader. At the outset, he was a vigorous practitioner of hard bop, gaining prominence as a sideman for Miles Davis before setting out as a leader in 1957, when he released Coltrane on Prestige and Blue Train on Blue Note. Coltrane quickly expanded his horizons, pioneering a technique critic Ira Gitler dubbed "sheets of sound," consisting of the saxophonist playing a flurry of notes on his tenor within the confines of a few chords. During his last days with Davis, along with his earliest records for Atlantic, Coltrane leaned into this technique, but as he developed his career as a leader in the early '60s, he also turned lyrical. His sweet, fluid soprano sax distinguished My Favorite Things, which helped turn the ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Two Tenors 1956 Two Tenors Prestige
 
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Tenor Conclave 1956 Tenor Conclave Original Jazz Classics
 
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Mating Call 1956 Mating Call Prestige
 
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Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors 1957 Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors Fantasy / Original Jazz Classics / Universal Music
 
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The Cats 1957 The Cats Fantasy / Original Jazz Classics
 
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Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette 1957 Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette OJC
 
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The John Coltrane/Ray Draper Quintet 1957 The John Coltrane/Ray Draper Quintet Prestige
 
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Dakar 1957 Dakar OJC
 
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Once in a While 1957 Once in a While Prestige Elite Records
 
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Traneing In 1957 Traneing In Original Jazz Classics
 
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Coltrane [Prestige] 1957 Coltrane [Prestige] Original Jazz Classics / Universal Music Classics and Jazz
 
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Soultrane 1958 Soultrane Fantasy / Prestige
 
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Settin' the Pace 1958 Settin' the Pace Original Jazz Classics
 
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Black Pearls 1958 Black Pearls Original Jazz Classics
 
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Blue Train 1958 Blue Train Blue Note
 
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Bahia 1958 Bahia OJC
 
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Gold Coast 1958 Gold Coast Savoy
 
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John Coltrane with Kenny Burrell 1958 John Coltrane with Kenny Burrell Wax Time
 
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The Last Trane 1958 The Last Trane Original Jazz Classics
 
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Lush Life 1958 Lush Life Fantasy / Prestige
 
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Dial Africa 1958 Dial Africa Savoy
 
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Bags & Trane 1959 Bags & Trane Rhino / Atlantic
 
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Cannonball and Coltrane 1959 Cannonball and Coltrane Emarcy
 
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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago 1959 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago Verve / Decca / PolyGram
 
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Coltrane Time 1959 Coltrane Time Blue Note
 
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Stardust 1959 Stardust Fantasy / Prestige / Universal
 
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Giant Steps 1960 Giant Steps Atlantic
 
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Olé Coltrane 1961 Olé Coltrane Atlantic / Rhino
 
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Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane 1961 Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Original Jazz Classics / OJC / Riverside / Riverside Records
 
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Africa/Brass 1961 Africa/Brass Verve / Impulse!
 
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Coltrane Jazz 1961 Coltrane Jazz Rhino / Atlantic / WEA
 
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In Europe 1961 In Europe Snapper / Artistry / MPS
 
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My Favorite Things 1961 My Favorite Things Atlantic
 
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Transcendence 1961 Transcendence Summit Records
 
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Coltrane Plays the Blues 1962 Coltrane Plays the Blues Atlantic / Rhino
 
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Standard Coltrane 1962 Standard Coltrane Original Jazz Classics
 
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Live at the Village Vanguard 1962 Live at the Village Vanguard Verve / Impulse!
 
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Coltrane 1962 Coltrane GRP
 
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Ballads 1962 Ballads GRP
 
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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane 1963 Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Impulse!
 
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To the Beat of a Different Drum 1963 To the Beat of a Different Drum Impulse!
 
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Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane 1963 Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane Prestige / OJC
 
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Live at Birdland 1963 Live at Birdland Impulse!
 
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John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman 1963 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Impulse! / GRP
 
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Coltrane's Sound 1964 Coltrane's Sound Atlantic / Rhino
 
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Crescent 1964 Crescent Impulse!
 
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The Believer 1964 The Believer Prestige
 
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The John Coltrane Quartet Plays 1965 The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Universal Music / Verve / Impulse!
 
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A Love Supreme 1965 A Love Supreme Impulse!
 
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The New Wave in Jazz 1965 The New Wave in Jazz Impulse!
 
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Live in Seattle 1965 Live in Seattle Impulse!
 
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Meditations 1965 Meditations Impulse!
 
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New Thing at Newport 1965 New Thing at Newport Impulse!
 
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Dear Old Stockholm 1965 Dear Old Stockholm Helicon Records / Impulse!
 
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Kulu Sé Mama 1965 Kulu Sé Mama Impulse!
 
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Live at the Village Vanguard Again! 1966 Live at the Village Vanguard Again! Impulse! / Universal Distribution
 
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Ascension 1966 Ascension Impulse!
 
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Stellar Regions 1967 Stellar Regions Impulse! / GRP
 
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The Avant-Garde 1967 The Avant-Garde Atlantic
 
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Expression 1967 Expression Universal Distribution / Verve
 
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The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording 1967 The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording Impulse!
 
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Om 1968 Om Impulse! / Universal Distribution
 
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Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things 1968 Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things Impulse!
 
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Transition 1970 Transition Impulse!
 
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Sun Ship 1971 Sun Ship Impulse! / GRP
 
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Infinity 1972 Infinity Impulse! / Universal Distribution
 
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Concert in Japan [1973] 1973 Concert in Japan [1973] Impulse! / Universal Distribution
 
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Interstellar Space 1974 Interstellar Space Impulse!
 
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Africa: Ceremonial & Folk Music 1975 Africa: Ceremonial & Folk Music
 
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Live in Japan [4CD] 1991 Live in Japan [4CD] Impulse!
 
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Changing Trane: The Music of John Coltrane 2005 Changing Trane: The Music of John Coltrane Dodicilune
 
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Coltrane Configurations 2009 Coltrane Configurations Jazzwerkstatt
 
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Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album 2018 Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Verve
 
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Concert in Japan [Live in Japan, 1966] Concert in Japan [Live in Japan, 1966] Verve Reissues
 
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Triple Best Of Triple Best Of Blue Note / New Release
 
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Blue Note TSF Blue Note TSF Blue Note / New Release
 
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