Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings
Label: Craft Recordings
Disc: 1 1. Lush Life 2. Come Rain or Come Shine 3. The Believer 4. Nakatini Serenade 5. Lover 6. Russian Lullaby 7. Theme for Ernie 8. You Say You Care Disc: 2 1. Good Bait 2. I Want to Talk About You 3. Lyresto 4. Why Was I Born 5. Freight Trane 6. I Never Knew 7. Big Paul 8. I See Your Face Before Me Disc: 3 1. Rise and Shine 2. Little Melonae 3. If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You 4. By the Numbers 5. Black Pearls 6. Lover Come Back to Me Disc: 4 1. Sweet Sapphire Blues 2. Spring Is Here 3. Invitation 4. I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All) 5. Love Thy Neighbor 6. Don't Take Your Love From Me 7. Stardust Disc: 5 1. My Ideal 2. I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) 3. Do I Love You Because You Are Beautiful 4. Then I'll Be Tired of You 5. Something I Dreamed Last Night 6. Bahia 7. Goldsboro Express 8. Time After Time
Coltrane’s breakout year, when his mature sound first grabbed ears and his own recordings began to sell consistently, was 1958. This release chronicles the exciting story session by session, featuring all 37 tracks Coltrane recorded as a leader or co-leader for the independent Prestige Records label in those twelve months. This collection captures him in creative high gear—developing the signature improvisational style that journalist Ira Gitler famously dubbed “sheets of sound.” The timely release marks the 70th year since the founding of Prestige and comes just after the 60th anniversary of these recordings. Includes 5-discs remastered from the original analog tapes by Paul Blakemore (all of which were recorded by renowned engineer Rudy Van Gelder). The lavish, linen-wrapped, portfolio-style book features an eye-catching design and 76 pages containing extensive liner notes by Grammy-winning American music historian Ashley Kahn, rare ephemera and historical photographs of the saxophonist and his collaborators, including several taken by renowned jazz photographers Francis Wolff and Esmond Edwards.