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Heavyweight Champion

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Heavyweight Champion

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
John Coltrane
Producers:
Atlantic
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B+

Saxist John Coltrane’s most innovative and spiritual work was still to come when he made these 1959-61 recordings. But Heavyweight Champion is a languidly paced — at times hypnotic — seven-CD set. It includes his first versions of such classics as ”Giant Steps” and ”My Favorite Things.” If you’re not a hardcore fan, you’ll likely find the alternate takes repetitive. B+

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