John Coltrane: My Favorite Things 1959 Import Bonus Tracks Spain (180gm LP) 2019 Release Date: 11/22/2019
JAZZWAX RECORDS LIMITED EDITION 180gram VINYL - DELUXE INNER SLEEVE - ONE PRESSING ONLY. My Favorite Things was one of John Coltrane's bestselling LPs ever. Recorded by Atlantic Records in less than three days during several marathon sessions, it produced enough music that would later be issued on subsequent albums: Coltrane Plays the Blues, Coltrane's Sound, and Coltrane Legacy.
My Favorite Things, the title tune, belongs to the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit musical The Sound of Music, which opened on Broadway on November 16, 1959. Prior to Coltrane's interpretation of the song, Benny Goodman was among the first to give it a jazz setting, but it was Coltrane who brought My Favorite Things to the attention of the jazz world with the version contained here. Apart from the bonus track Exotica, an original by Coltrane, the inclusion of compositions by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin and Rogers & Hammerstein, this album is very much a salute to the great American song book. JOHN COLTRANE, tenor & soprano sax; McCOY TYNER, piano; STEVE DAVIS, bass; ELVIN JONES, drums New York, October 21 (A1), October 24 (A3 & B1) & October 26 (A2 & B2), 1960. Original sessions produced by Nesuhi Ertegn.