Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things

September 6, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 6, 2011
  • Release Date: September 6, 2011
  • Label: IMPULSE!
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 40:39
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  • ASIN: B005J9MQCW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,321 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Disink on February 18, 2012
Format: Audio CD
First and foremost, this is not a bad album. Or rather, it is not bad MUSIC. In fact, the version of "My Favorite Things" recorded live at the 1963 Newport festival with Roy Haynes on drums rather than Elvin Jones (who had drummed on the original), is considered by many to be the single, greatest version of that song. That alone should be enough for a five star rating, right? Perhaps in 1970, when this posthumous album was released, but not today.

The record is, like many of Coltrane's posthumous albums, a bit of a hodge podge. Normally, that's not a bad thing - most of the albums consist of songs recorded over the course of 1965, so there's some relativity. In this case, however, the choice was made to pair the title track (a leftover from the same session as the superior Kulu Se Mama), which bears the sort of density and wild soloing common to this late '65 era music, with two titles from '63, an era when Coltrane was exploring, but in a vastly different way, accentuating his quartet more so than the raw sound of the music itself. Further, "Selflessness", while a strong track worthy of release, has a hard time competing with the live music, which is much more accessible and creates a particular mood that is shattered by the sudden transition to the more chaotic title track. What to do then?

Thankfully, all of this music has been released in better form. The live tracks, along with a terrific version of "Impressions" from the same festival, can be found, with the complete 1965 Newport session, on
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Saxman on November 26, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Get this album! Now! "I Want to Talk About You" is thrilling, heartbreaking, joyous. It will heal you with its beauty. The cadenza by Trane may be the greatest thing I've ever heard. Thank you, John.
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Trane was the spiritual father of (What I call unsurpassed music.) most refer to as Jazz. Jazz happens to have started as a derogatory label. This is why I have renamed it. Trane enriched all our lives. As someone put it, "It is impossible to study serious music today without tapping into John Coltrane. He was the greatest.
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