John Coltrane’s ‘Ballads’

John Coltrane‘s ‘Ballads’ is an album recorded on December 21, 1961; September 18 and November 13, 1962 and released in 1963 by Impulse!

Track Listing : 1.Say It (Over And Over Again) (Frank Loesser, Jimmy Mchugh) – 04:18 . 2.You Don’T Know What Love Is (Don Raye, Gene Depaul) – 05:15 . 3.Too Young To Go Steady (Harold Adamson, Jimmy Mchugh) – 04:23 . 4.All Or Nothing At All (Jack Lawrence, Arthur Altman) – 03:39 . 5.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 04:54 . 6.What’S New? (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) – 03:47 . 7.It’S Easy To Remember (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 02:49 . 8.Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (Phil Silvers, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 03:10

Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Jimmy Garrison – Bass Except (7) . Reggie Workman – Bass On (7) . Elvin Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Todd Whitelock – Mastering

Package : Jim Marshall – Photography . Jeff Adamoff – Cover Art . Jason Claiborne – Graphic Design . Robert Flynn – Cover Design . Hollis King – Art Direction . Joe Lebow – Liner Design . Gene Lees – Liner Notes . Chuck Stewart – Photography

Recorded On December 21, 1961; September 18 And November 13, 1962 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

ReleasedBy Impulse!.

(Source John Coltrane‘s ‘Ballads’ | The Official Site)

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We’re not talking about just “make out” music here. That’s too good. This is “falling in love” musicand like the song says: “You can fall over and over againand for the same person.” […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Stranger yet, the tunes are not particularly well known or engaging: Rodgers and Hart’s “It’s Easy To Remember” is hard to remember; Frank Loesser’s “Say It (Over And Over Again)” is as repetitive as you’d expect; Haggart and Burke’s “What’s New” is anything but. […]

Roy Ayers Project
Ballads is a thematic masterpiece, capturing variations on a sentimental mood. It does so in a manner that is never trite and perfectly understated. It maintains a certain course, one from which it never strays. – See more at: […]


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