A remarkable period of Miles Davis and John Coltrane cooperation, the records are more than good, even russian perestroika copy album and the German 1980s reissue of Relaxin' sound good . Miles's muted trumpet sounds natural, I would also strees your attention on Red Garland's cool piano sound in Oleo and If I Were A Bell.
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NEW – Energophone take – 17-05-2020
Digitally remastered Impulse of 1986. The magic of the album is preserved but the timbres are liquid. ALS is the best avant-garde album – the last period of Coltrane's work and the best line-up he's ever played with.
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Warm, jazzy atmosphere of Atlantic studio, Hi-Fi 1950s. Coltrane is clearly out of shape and out of luck with the microphone, frequently blowing into idle. The rest of the participants are on top.
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Japanese reissue of 1984, thin, flexible and light LP with convex sides, such a pity. The tracks were recorded on Prestige in 1957-58, a collection of ballads was published in 1963 and sounded accordingly cool in the original. The Japanese certainly did their best, but they only got technical Hi-Fi. The Jazz, scrubbed and combed, was dejected, but not dead — Coltrane is in good shape, and so are his sidemen. I wish I could listen to the original though.
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Recordings from 1957-58, first released on Prestige in 1965 in stereo. Solidity in the sound is absent as a class, its remnants most likely died when they were translating tracks into stereo. But the Prestige studio of the 1950s is still audible and delivers in the middle range at its top, the hot jazz atmosphere is present and Coltrane’s sax is great.
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