The Atlantic Years In Mono
Six CD set. 2016 box containing mono versions five of the jazz legend's albums. While John Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary "sheets of sound" technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his recordings as a bandleader such classics. The albums he recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 represent the heart of his legacy. For the first time since their original release, this box set gathers Coltrane's mono recordings from the Atlantic vaults packaged in an elegant cloth-bound box. Fully remastered versions of original studio albums replicating the original artwork and labels - Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1961) with Milt Jackson, Ole Coltrane (1962), Coltrane Plays The Blues (1962), The Avant Garde (1966) with Don Cherry. Also includes a bonus album of outtakes. Includes a 32-page perfect-bound booklet, with period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn.