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Old 08-12-2008, 08:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The Penguin View Post
Giant Steps is considered one of, if not the greatest, jazz albums, so it is difficult not to credit it as Coltrane's best. However, A Love Supreme is my favorite Coltrane album. A true testament of his brilliance.
A Love Supreme Is my fave too. These three albums are distinctly different. Giant Steps is very much what most people come to associate with coltrane's style: slightly free-form and very "modal". Blue Train is really bluesy and probably the most accessible of all his work. A Love Supreme is beyond definition, very spiritual and transcendental.
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