John Coltrane - Ballads
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Based on 105 ratings
1963 Ratings: #11
Liked by 7 people
January 1963 / Release Date
LP / Format
Impulse! / Label
Cool Jazz / Genres
Bob Thiele / Producer
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WhatTheFunk
72

When Coltrane signed for Impulse! in 1961, he already had the reputation of being one of the most ardent tenor saxophonists of jazz. But "Ballads" still does not announce Trane's most controversial albums. For those who love Coltrane, this record is indispensable because it reflects a facet of the artist that we forget. There was a Coltrane who had a tender and peaceful approach. Coltrane, is a great and incomparable interpreter of ballads. On the other hand, if you expect something ... read more

calebmullings54
80

I like this John Coltrane guy I think he has a bright future.

Ronania
92

actually so romantic and good

monitoimikone
75

Even when Coltrane isn’t on his A-Game he manages to make a more than decent Jazz album.

lolazokek
88

Even at their mellowest of expressions Coltrane & Co. still manage to sound as powerful as they always did.

calebmullings54
80

I like this John Coltrane guy I think he has a bright future.

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Track List

  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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Added on: March 8, 2017