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My Favorite Things [Deluxe Edition]

John ColtraneAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 3, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino / Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00000348A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,751 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Atlantic is one of the most revered jazz labels, and Rhino is proud to honor their 50th anniversary with a series of deluxe reissues of five historic and essential jazz albums. Each reissue contains the original record as released in state-of-the-art digital remastering from the original tapes, bonus tracks, and new liner notes in packaging that reproduces the original LP cover. The upgrade in quality with all the extras make these required listening for all serious music fans and great primers for beginners.Along with "Giant Steps," "My Favorite Things" is Trane's most influential album, the full flowering of his mighty playing. Contains the special single mix of "Favorite Things"!

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Archetypal Coltrane. December 2, 1999
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This is John Coltrane's preeminent album. After finally leaving Miles' group for good, Trane's improvisation got progressively more frenetic, dissonant, and inspired. This combination sometimes makes his most brilliant and revolutionary recordings, like Giant Steps or A Love Supreme a bit challenging. My Favorite Things very clearly strikes a razor-thin balance between Trane's performance on Kind of Blue, and the later epics. Alternating between the tenor and soprano sax, Trane's best work is here, particularly on the title track (with McCoy Tyner laying out a supreme jazz waltz underneath), and on the aggressive, biting version of Summertime. If I find Trane's joint album with Johnny Hartman even more transcendent, that album is atypical for Coltrane; it gets its strength from Hartman, from an unusually subdued performance by Trane, and from their mutual synergy. My Favorite Things, on the other hand, is the archetypal Coltrane; the perfect way for initiates to wet their toes, and the backbone of a connoisseur's collection.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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John Coltrane--the name conjures up one of the formative players in the hard-bop era, the long rapid-fire three notes on one chord line that blazed a path for jazz-yet-to-come. After my rock/jazz/blues class, Coltrane became the second name on my list of legendary jazz virtuosi to explore, the first of course being the incomparable Miles Davis.
The four tracks on the original 1961 release are all covers of well known tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Heyward and Gershwin, and both Gershwin brothers. The familiarity of these tunes was clearly geared to those hesitant to dip their toes into the post-bop jazz that was making its way felt following cool jazz, plus for those who may have been taken aback by his earlier effort Giant Steps. The title track should be familiar to Julie Andrews fans. It's best heard in its original 13:41 glory, where McCoy Tyner has a great piano solo with alternating chord changes and Coltrane's extended glorious downpour of quick sax notes, that three-on-one chord approach as described in the original liner notes, that draws the listener into the music.
In fact, the two bonus tracks, labelled Part 1 and Part 2, are bite-sized single versions of the original, divided in half. Part 1 starts at the beginning, with Tyner's piano, with Coltrane coming in, while Part 2 starts with Coltrane starting out the melody instantly. I'd pick Part 2 as a sample for the uninitiated, but me, I'll take the complete version any day.
The slower and melodic arrangement of Cole Porter's "Everytime We Say Goodbye" is highlighted again by Coltrane's soprano sax and Tyner's piano. It's magical with the wistful ambience.
"Summertime" from Porgy And Bess is an upbeat jam with those sheets of sound pouring out like there's no tomorrow.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coltrane's best. It is as fresh now as it ever was.... December 28, 1999
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A brilliant and exciting album that changed the face of the Jazz world. My Favorite Things is the gleaming Jewel in Coltrane's jazz crown. His take on the song "My favorite things" is Coltrane's signature. The whole recording is as fresh now as it was when it was recorded over 30 years ago. This is is Coltrane brilliantly communicating his musicianship with "color's of music" that is seldom accomplished by any musician let alone a jazz musician. ALL of the songs on this recording are vibrant and complex, simple yet have depth...A MUST have for all Jazz enthusiasts.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest song ever recorded April 6, 2005
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I agree generally that this is not Coltrane's best record (that honor would go to either "Giant Steps" or "Love Supreme". But the 13:41 song here "My Favorite Things" is the closest to a religious experience I have ever had listening to music. The first time I ever listened to it I was 12 years old and I couldn't sleep, it was around 1 in the morning and I threw on my headphones and grabbed something that looked "relaxing". I listened to the song about 3 times in a row and was astounded. Never before has an artist reached into the depths of his soul and his life in such a beautiful and perfect way. The last 4 minutes of this song feel like they are musical waves reaching through your body and elevating your spirit. Trust me folks, I never talk in such florid language but there is no other way I can describe it. Close your eyes, turn the volume all the way up
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A musical joyride of orgasmic dimensions December 24, 1999
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When I first heard the opening track on this album, I was intrigued. Since then, I've come to appreciate it as all of the following: fourteen minutes of distilled musical beatitude; a brilliant masterpiece; reliable casual listening; reliable shower listening; an aphrodisiac; the essence of my personality; my favorite single track of all time; proof that mankind is always stretching the boundaries that contain him. I simply cannot recommend this album enough. If you are human, if you have a passion for music, if you possess anything remotely close to good taste, you will savor it. Having now listened to it around two hundred times, I can say unflinchingly that this album has truly become one of "My Favorite Things."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Jazz record July 18, 1998
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I also was introduced into J. Coltranes music by this terrific album, which indeed is an excellent start for the new Jazz lover. My father gave me this record and when I listened to the magical title tune I was immediately captured by this modal jewel and on my way to become a passionate Coltrane/Tyner/Jones-addict. J. Coltrane using his soprano saxophone took a simple Rodgers/Hammerstein composition and supported by M.Tyner's most beautiful piano background turned it into pure gold. 'Everytime we say goodbye' also is a very nice ballad. This is a famous album which you won't forget and which can change your life, positively. Buy it today, for lifelong enjoyment. Thank You J.Coltrane, M.Tyner, E.Jones !!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this version
I love this album, its great, but this particular version sucks. When they remastered it, they obviously didn't pay attention to what they were doing, because the volume shoots up... Read more
Published on May 19, 2011 by Christopher Downing
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable Landmark of Jazz History which may become one of your...
"My Favorite Things" is an important milestone in John Coltrane's all-too-brief but indisputably stellar career. Read more
Published on January 10, 2011 by The Guardian
5.0 out of 5 stars A triumph of traditionalism
I know what you're thinking: yet another glowing John Coltrane review from Finu Lanu. What mystical revelation will we be endowed with next? That he hates Republicans? Read more
Published on December 9, 2007 by finulanu
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sopran sax by Coltrane.
All I have to say there are the best sopran sax title from Johnny Hodges - Ellington small groups sessions. Great waltz My favorite things, but more graet titles too. Read more
Published on August 14, 2006 by Slaninka Frantisek
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite things
This album has four songs and a million feelings. The title track is a 14 minute journey through Coltrane's twisted mentality and gut-wrenchingly beautiful chops. Read more
Published on June 14, 2002 by Erik Berkule
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
This is the first jazz album I ever heard and it's still one of the best. I was so bored with rock at the time that I perused my dad's CD collection and found this beauty. Read more
Published on January 29, 2002 by Andy Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars All Time Favorite
My Favorite Things is a fabulous recording from the master of the saxophone, John Coltrane. He takes the title cut and reworks its almost childlike quality into a mature piece. Read more
Published on January 24, 2002 by P Magnum
4.0 out of 5 stars A sacreligious dissent
Sometimes an old record doesn't sound as good as you remembered. The truth is, this classic original version pales in comparison with the many live versions Coltrane was to... Read more
Published on January 1, 2002 by icemachine
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Things is Marvellous
Like other Coltrane CDs that I have heard, this CD features very good music - however like others, it is not very catchy or accessible - plan on giving the material several listens... Read more
Published on December 29, 2001 by Sudip Chahal
5.0 out of 5 stars Like no other version
If I had to pick one song(not CD) that demostrates the essence of John Coltrane I would pick "My Favorite Things". Read more
Published on October 4, 2001 by Enrique Torres
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