ジョン・コルトレーンの代表作で、モダン・ジャズの歴史に残る金字塔的名盤。
◎ジョン・コルトレーン (sop,ts)、マッコイ・タイナー (p)、スティーヴ・デイヴィス (b)、エルヴィン・ジョーンズ (ds)
◎1960年10月21日、24日、26日 ニューヨーク録音

My Favorite Things / amazon.co.jp

GooglePlay Music : My Favorite Things (1961) / マイ・フェイヴァリット・シングス

Spotify : My Favorite Things (1961) / マイ・フェイヴァリット・シングス

The 1960 My Favorite Things made John Coltrane a star with box-office pulling power previously preserved for the likes of Brubeck, Getz, the MJQ, Gerry Mulligan and Miles Davis. This dazzling quartet treatment of the Richard Rodgers hit song, one that lasts more than 13 minutes and features Coltrane on soprano sax, exercised a hypnotic effect on all sorts of music lovers and trend-spotters. Not only that, but Coltrane’s popular triumph was achieved without any form of musical compromise on his part. That he hadn’t eased up one jot since the landmark Giant Steps is conclusively shown on the tenor sax outings “Summertime” and “But Not For Me”. Both selections are given urgent, almost brutal readings, with all four musicians in top gear, the special chemistry between Coltrane and drummer Elvin Jones very much in the ascendant. From this point on, every new Coltrane release was a major jazz event. –Keith Shadwick