New - Coltrane, John - Crescent (Acoustic Sound Series) - LP
This 1964 Bob Thiele-produced gem features John Coltrane's jazz quartet - consisting of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones - playing all original Coltrane compositions, with the leader playing tenor saxophone exclusively. The music represents Coltrane's masterly return to meticulous form and structure, and post-bop modality, after several years of free-form experimentation alternating with traditional balladeering. The performances of these five compositions are regarded as some of the finest and most lyrical playing ever recorded by the Coltrane quartet. This all-analog 180g vinyl LP reissue was mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, pressed at QRP, and comes housed in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket.
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Elvin Jones, drums