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Vinyl, Original recording remastered, Live, September 23, 1997
LIVE AT BIRDLAND was the first one I bought, and it is easily one of the most overlooked Coltrane records.
Propulsive drumming by Elvin Jones, evident throughout the album, and vigorous bass by Jimmy Garrison provide a strong foundation for Coltrane's glorious excursions.
If you love John Coltrane, or just like him a little bit, you will instantly fall in love with this album, just as I did.
Afro Blue explodes, Alabama is incredibly powerful. One of the all time greatest jazz albums.Published 2 months ago by Chris Newman
What would turn out to be his finest all-around album, John Coltrane delivered a
splendid highly lauded live album in 1964 that was one of several performances he... Read more
I don't think there isn't a Coltrane album I dislike. He is my favorite
saxaphone player, Sonny Rollins would be second. Read more
If you really want to understand just how brilliant Coltrane's Live At Birdland is, don't listen to it--just yet. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
I have posted what I hope are at least thoughtful reviews of LIVE TRANE, the "COMPLETE" IMPULSE QUARTET recordings and the COMPLETE 1961 VILLAGE VANGUARD RECORDINGS... Read morePublished on June 3, 2008 by Mark E. Farrington
This album is easily one of the top three greatest albums Coltrane ever produced, and that is saying quite a lot. Read morePublished on September 2, 2007 by Todd M. Stellhorn
one of my 3 favorite john coltrane albums. this is an incredibly soulful and spiritually moving recording. Read morePublished on February 9, 2007 by fluffy, the human being.
The title is a bit misleading since only the first three cuts are 'live' recordings.
Make no mistake though:
this entire release is so, so totally LIVE! Read more
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A music fan
Of all the reasons I love this album, the one I would say most warrants checking it out is the piano solo on the... Read more