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Download links and information about Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 32:04 minutes.

Artist: John Coltrane Quartet
Release date: 2012
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 32:04
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No. Title Length
1. Say It (Over and Over Again) 4:17
2. You Don't Know What Love Is 5:14
3. Too Young to Go Steady 4:22
4. All or Nothing At All 3:37
5. I Wish I Knew 4:52
6. What's New? 3:45
7. It's Easy to Remember 2:46
8. Nancy (With the Laughing Face) 3:11



This album is Mastered for iTunes. From his last days as a sideman with Miles Davis to his final recordings, saxophonist John Coltrane built a reputation for extended, explorative solos and fierce, sometimes even ferocious playing. So it’s both refreshing and illuminating to hear his quartet succinctly play eight softer standards. “Say It (Over and Over Again)” opens the album, and it's as much a showcase for pianist McCoy Tyner’s elegant chordal accompaniment and solo as the bandleader’s expressively urbane tone. Drummer Elvin Jones’ masterful brushwork is a highlight of “Too Young to Go Steady,” while his unaccompanied introduction to “All or Nothing At All” is a master class in the lyrical possibilities of the entire kit. (Bassist Jimmy Garrison doesn’t solo but is an authoritative presence throughout.) Of historical note: “It’s Easy to Remember” was one of two numbers first recorded by this seminal band, back in December 1961.