John Coltrane’s complete 1958 Prestige recordings collected in new 8xLP set

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With band members including Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd and Art Taylor.

John Coltrane’s session recordings for Prestige in 1958 are being compiled in a new 8xLP vinyl box set, out this March.

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Coltrane ’58 features 37 tracks, all of which have been remastered from the original tapes, such as ‘Lush Life’, ‘Lover Come Back to Me’, ‘Stardust’, ‘Good Bait’, and ‘Little Melonae’, plus first recordings of ‘Nakatini Serenade’, ‘The Believer’, ‘Black Pearls’, ‘Theme for Ernie’, ‘Russian Lullaby’, ‘Sweet Sapphire Blues’ and ‘I Want to Talk About You’.

All of the recordings took place in New Jersey at Rudy Van Gelder’s home studio, created during a series of 3-hour sessions.

For the occasion, Coltrane enlisted: Kenny Burrell (guitar), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Red Garland (piano), Wilbur Harden (trumpet, flugelhorn), Louis Hayes (drums), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), and Art Taylor (drums).

Though these tracks were later released on various albums once Coltrane established his reputation as a bandleader, Coltrane ’58 marks the first time the tracks have been collected in the order they were recorded.

Coltrane ’58 set follows the release of Coltrane’s Both Directions at Once – one of our favourite reissues of 2018.

The box set also includes a 40-page book with liner notes by music historian Ashley Kahn, as well as rare images including several taken by jazz photographers Francis Wolff and Esmond Edwards.

Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 29th March release on Craft Recordings, listen to ‘Nakatini Serenade’ and check out the track lists below.

Tracklist

DISC ONE

Side A

1. Lush Life
2. Come Rain or Come Shine

Side B

1. The Believer
2. Nakatini Serenade

DISC TWO

Side A

1. Lover
2. Russian Lullaby
3. Theme for Ernie
4. You Say You Care

Side B

1. Good Bait
2. I Want to Talk About You

DISC THREE

Side A

1. Lyresto
2. Why Was I Born
3. Freight Trane
4. I Never Knew

Side B

1. Big Paul
2. I See Your Face Before Me

DISC FOUR

Side A

1. Rise and Shine
2. Little Melonae

Side B

1. If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You
2. By the Numbers

DISC FIVE

Side A

1. Black Pearls
2. Lover Come Back to Me

Side B

1. Sweet Sapphire Blues

DISC SIX

Side A

1. Spring Is Here
2. Invitation

Side B

1. I’m a Dreamer (Aren’t We All)
2. Love Thy Neighbor

DISC SEVEN

Side A

1. Don’t Take Your Love From Me
2. Stardust

Side B

1. My Ideal
2. I’ll Get By (As Long as I Have You)
3. Do I Love You Because You Are Beautiful

DISC EIGHT

Side A

1. Then I’ll Be Tired of You
2. Something I Dreamed Last Night

Side B

1. Bahia
2. Goldsboro Express
3. Time After Time

Photo by Esmond Edwards / (c)Esmond Edwards/CTSIMAGES

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