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  Analogue Productions -
  APJ 7243
  John Coltrane: Standard Coltrane
  "Standard Coltrane"

John Coltrane (tenor sax)
Wilbur Harden (trumpet)
Red Garland (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Track listing:
  1. Don't Take Your Love From Me
2. I'll Get By
3. Spring Is Here
4. Invitation
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Review by stvnharr April 25, 2004 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Not much to add to the other two reviews. This is just a really nice piece of music, and a nice job on the disc by Analogue Productions. At 34 minutes it is rather poor value for the price, however it's just as enjoyable if played again a second time. Although I must say it would have been nicer if another one of the other OJC recordings had been put on the disc to make it a better value.
Still it's some of the nicest 34 minutes of jazz you can have in your collection. As the other reviewer wrote, this is not the innovative, avant garde, or even the sheets of sounds Coltrane, this is just bit back and relax music, played by a group of very fine musicians.

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Review by dunrobinbill June 3, 2010 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Having followed the music and life of John Coltrane these last 49 years, this particular disk of standards has always appealed to me. In fact, this version of the Bronislau Kaper classic "Invitation" is so much my favourite performance, I use it on my radio show "Approaching Standards" as my signature opening theme. While I can't quibble with the view that the performance is near legendary, the sonics of this Analogue Productions disc leave much much to be desired. Previous CD versions had a slight overemphasis of the bass in the initial verse. This is even worse on the AP SACD version. Not only is there overemphasis, but the bass notes sound hard, and serve to distract from the melody statement and solo. Most importantly, I found the presence of Coltrane's lovely tenor diminished. It seems less articulate, with less breath and less attack, more burried in the mix, than any other version I have heard. For some reason the folks at AP have also lowered the gain and it was necessary to crank up the volume substantially. For one of my favourite performances in the legacy of Coltrane I'm left with a sense of disappointment. I have so many splendid AP SACDs I'm perplexed to understand their remastering in this case.

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Review by DeSelby May 22, 2005 (2 of 9 found this review helpful)
very good old sound

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