Ballads

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Product Code:
011105015615
Format:
Vinyl LP
Label Name:
Grp Records
BALLADS (1962) finds John Coltrane's classic quartet (which includes bassist Jimmy Garrison, pianist McCoy Tyner, and drummer Elvin Jones) gathering force as a unit and turning their skills to a softer, warmer sound than is usually be found on the team's recordings from the time. Some critics accused Coltrane of capitulating to commercial pressures with this release, but that reaction overlooks the gorgeous performances on "You Don't Know What Love Is," "I Wish I Knew," and others. A beautiful album, and a great entry point for those who might otherwise find Coltrane's '60s work too abrasive.
  1. Say It (Over and Over Again)
  2. You Don't Know What Love Is
  3. Too Young to Go Steady
  4. All or Nothing at All
  5. I Wish I Knew
  6. What's New?
  7. It's Easy to Remember
  8. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
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