My Favorite Things =180g=stereo
1 x LP
Cut from the original analog tapes
(1961) - 2019 EU reissue 180g vinyl LP-Instantly recognized and forever celebrated, My Favorite Things is a landmark recording in every possible sense. The 1961 album is the first that introduced John Coltrane's legendary quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner,
Release date: 2019-04-02 (originally released in 1960)
2019 EU reissue 180g vinyl LP-Instantly recognized and forever celebrated, My Favorite Things is a landmark recording in every possible sense. The 1960 album is the first that introduced John Coltrane's legendary quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Steve Davis, and drummer Elvin Jones. It is also the first on which he played soprano saxophone. And it absolutely reimagined how a popular song (the smash title track) could be interpreted and spun into a completely new, absorbingly beautiful piece of art.
Initially, the idea behind My Favorite Things was to have Coltrane record a set of standards that would be welcomed by the populace and marketplace. The genesis was Coltrane's preceding The Avant-Garde album, which, true to its title, found the leader exploring angular works. However, Coltrane didn't settle for a typical approach here, as his radical redoing of the title track features a scalar technique, a hybrid of Western and Eastern themes, advanced chord structures and yet, recognizable shapes and controlled melodies throughout. It remains a marvel of modern music, its freshness immune to age.
The remainder of the album is equally splendid, with Coltrane riffing on two George Gershwin tunes and displaying a trademark coolness that defined his work for Atlantic. His mates are sympathetic to the cause, the band's chemistry simply superb. This is truly a record that no music lover should be without.
A1 My Favorite Things 13:41 (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
A2 Everytime We Say Goodbye( Cole Porter ) 5:43
B1 Summertime (George Gershwin )11:35
B2 But Not For Me (George & Ira Gershwin) 5:94
Extra info: Cut from the original analog tapes
Originally released: 1960
This release: 2010