Ballads is a special Coltrane masterpiece and consistent best-seller, recorded in December 1961 with Coltrane’s classic quartet—pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones—. When asked why such an undertaking, Coltrane replied, "variety." The recording captures the famed John Coltrane Quartet in a performance of timeless ballads.
Coltrane was one of jazz's greatest ballad players, and his lyrical gifts are in sharp relief here.
Verve’s Vital Vinyl Series showcases some of the most beloved and must-have albums of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s from the iconic catalogues of Verve and Impulse! Records.
Whether you’re a serious collector looking to complete your collection or a music fan just getting into jazz who wants to pick up a few classics for your turntable, the Vital Vinyl series has you covered with high quality reissues of some of the best records from this exciting, prolific era in Verve and Impulse! Records history.
Pressed on 180gm vinyl each Verve’s Vital Vinyl title is cut from 24-bit/192kHz files mastered by Kevin Reeves from the original session tapes
Featuring original cover artwork, liner notes and track listings
Competitively priced, these are highly attractive propositions for completists and jazz newcomers alike
Non-Limited-Edition, Lifetime LPs