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John Coltrane - the heavyweight champion JOHN COLTRANE ~ THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: THE COMPLETE ATLANTIC RECORDINGS RHINO 71984 (Barcode: 081227198428) ~ USA ~ Jazz Recorded: 1959 - 1961 Released: 1995 This magnificent Box Set compiles everything John Coltrane recorded for Atlantic - his second long-term recording stint with a label following his Prestige period and preceding his final years on Impulse! The first 6 CDs include all the 10 Coltrane's LPs released on Atlantic (Giant Steps, Coltrane Jazz, My Favorite Things, Bags & Trane, Olé Coltrane, Coltrane Plays The Blues, Coltrane's Sound, The Avant-Garde, The Coltrane Legacy, Alternate Takes), but the material is organized in chronological order (by session). The 7th CD adds over an hour of never before released material. Read the rest of this blog »
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