Not really a must for any Coltrane Fan!!!!,
This review is from: Standards (Audio CD)I wasn't going to touch this one, but a previous review is somewhat wrong. Coltrane fans already have all of this music (probably vinyl, old MCA cds and the newer digipacks). The truth is- this is a fairly well chosen set of impulse recordings. It would have been nice to have included wonderful standards from Atlantic like My Favorite Things and Every Time We Say Goodbye.
I would caution those looking to buy this and other recent compilation releases- These contain nearly all of the material from Ballads, HArtmann and Ellington sets. If you even think your collection should include more than one Trane disc- get the originals. Trane carefully planned his sessions so that the albums were cohesive statements.
This or the (I think more interesting) Spiritual compilations are definetly nice introductions.