Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings [Box Set] Image
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  • Summary: The five-disc box set features remastered chronological sessions from 1958 by the jazz saxophonist and a 75-page book with photographs and liner notes by Grammy-winning American music historian Ashley Kahn.
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  1. Mar 29, 2019
    100
    It’s no revelation that Coltrane’s music has withstood time. In fact, much of his later period spiritual work still sounds very radical. ... The more Coltrane, the better. Even these 8 LPs/5 CDs is not enough to satisfy the true fanatic, but it’s a treasure just the same.
  2. 100
    There’s just too much to handle. But taken in smaller pieces, and put into perspective with the iconic jazzman’s enormous output, this beautifully crafted, linen covered box is essential to appreciating the early, somewhat formative years of his larger-than-life musical personality, one that would go on to create bigger and arguably better things.
  3. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    Besides the remastering work and a detailed 40-page book with notes and photography, it is producer Nick Phillips' decision to present the recordings chronologically that is key to this collection's value proposition. Hearing the material organized for the first time by session, as opposed to original LP release, provides additional perspective on a master entering his prime.
  4. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    A top-notch set chronicling one of the most important phases of Coltrane's career.
  5. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    While it's true that all this music is easy to find elsewhere, it's also true that Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings sounds sterling and is presented with thought and care, so anybody looking to dive into these classic recordings will find this a fine intro.
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  1. Mar 31, 2019
    9
    Coltrane's music has transcended since the beginning of his career. There's nothing much or less to say about his music hence the impact heColtrane's music has transcended since the beginning of his career. There's nothing much or less to say about his music hence the impact he has caused in the jazz landscape. Expand