Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Upcoming Coltrane Box Draws New Attention to His 1958 Work

Five-disc package will be released on the Craft label in March

Cover of Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings
Cover of Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings

In 1958, John Coltrane was not yet what he would soon become: one of the most important innovators in the jazz tradition. But his work with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk—as well as his own Blue Train album—had already set him apart as a self-assured, forward-looking hard-bop tenor saxophonist.

A new five-CD set of Coltrane’s music from that year, Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings, is a useful and informative look at the ways in which Coltrane—on the cusp of true greatness, one year away from Giant Steps—was developing as a musician.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published