John Coltrane - My Favourite Things (1960)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer John Coltrane
Title My Favourite Things
Length 40:42 Discs: 1 Tracks: 4
Format HQ 192+ kbps Packaging Jewel Case
Label Rhino Cat. Number 1361
Style Hard Bop Rating
Recorded październik 1960 
Musicians Credits
John Coltrane sax tenor, sax soprano
McCoy Tyner piano
Steve Davis bass
Jimmy Garrison bass
Elvin Jones drums
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Engineer Tom Dowd
Engineer Phil Iehle
Mastering Stephen Innocenzi
Mastering Jean Ristori
Track list
My Favourite Things (Hammerstein/Rodgers) 13:46
Every Time We Say Goodbye (Porter) 05:45
Summertime (Gershwin/Gershwin/Heyward) 11:37
But Not For Me (Gershwin/Gershwin) 09:34
AMG Review by Lindsay Planer (5):
Although seemingly impossible to comprehend, this landmark jazz recording was made in less than three days. All the more remarkable is that the same sessions which yielded My Favorite Things would also inform a majority of the albums Coltrane Plays the Blues, Coltrane's Sound, and Coltrane Legacy. It is easy to understand the appeal that these sides continue to hold. The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet — which includes Coltrane (soprano/tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Steve Davis (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums) — allow for tastefully executed passages a la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band. Each track of this album is a joy to revisit. The ultimate listenability may reside in this quartet's capacity to not be overwhelmed by the soloist. Likewise, they are able to push the grooves along surreptitiously and unfettered. For instance, the support that the trio — most notably Tyner — gives to Coltrane on the title track winds the melody in and around itself. However, instead of becoming entangled and directionless, these musical sidebars simultaneously define the direction the song is taking. As a soloist, the definitive soprano sax runs during the Cole Porter standard "Everytime We Say Goodbye" and tenor solos on "But Not for Me" easily establish Coltrane as a pioneer of both instruments.