John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘Ballads’ for Impulse! (1962)

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

Jim Marshall

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

Chuck Stewart

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

Package : Jim Marshall asterisques RVM – 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 asterisques RVM – Photography

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

ReleasedBy Impulse!.


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: […]


John Coltrane’s ‘Ballads’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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