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  John Coltrane: Lush Life
  "Lush Life"

John Coltrane
Red Garland
Track listing:
  1. Like Someone In Love
2. I Love You
3. Trane's Slo Blues
4. Lush Life
5. I Hear A Rhapsody
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Review by analogue June 19, 2009 (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
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At this point in his career John Coltrane was turning his life around, getting off the drugs and alcohol and commiting himself to his art............and it shows.

If you love old time jazz and appreciate Coltrane's sax playing or if you are adventurous then I recommend this sacd to you with no reservations.

As with most Fantasy sacd transfers this one is absolutely superb featuring realistic dynamics,,,,,ultra real sax sound (complete with textures), great warmth and sound stage.

No one did ballads as good as Coltrane and there are a few on this one.

Listen and chill out with great you dont hear any more.

Highly recommended.

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Review by progboy February 2, 2013 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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John Coltrane - Lush Life SACD

The Prestige - era Coltrane albums are some of my favourite jazz ever! A number of year ago I snagged the Prestige CD box sets (Interplay and Fearless Leader) which assembled tons of his albums and guest appearances on Prestige and that is where I heard Lush Life for the first time.

This album is really focussed on the art of the ballad and Coltrane plays with so much feeling and emotion. You can actually feel the passion this guy had thru his playing. I always said Coltrane plays as much as he talks to you when he gets going. Donald Byrd fans will be pleased to see his contribution as well on this album!

The sound on this Prestige SACD is just excellent with Coltrane sounding rich....full and wide! One listen to the title song Lush Life and you will just love the sound ! Coltrane's sax is just so vivid and clear! This disc was skillfully mastered by Joe Tarantino at Fantasy Studios who did a great job in preserving and enriching this treasure.

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Review by tentimestwenty November 5, 2006 (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
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The first track shows Coltrane's horn as clear as we're likely to ever hear it. Worth buying for this track alone. The musical content isn't as strong as many of his other albums however.

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