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Ballads (album) by John Coltrane Quartet

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Ballads
Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet (1963)
Overall rank: 4,047th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 73 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1963 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (301st)
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Ballads is ranked as the best album by John Coltrane Quartet.

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75/100
A lot more passive compared to his work 60-61 and 65-67 yet still a beautiful collection of covers, very relaxing and immersive. I'm generally not to keen on this period of Coltrane's career (62-64) but this album is definitely a highlight.
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Very elegant and relaxing. I like the shorter song format and it really shows Coltrane's ability to change style as this was released around the same time as Giant Steps and Africa/Brass which have a far more modal and experimental sound.
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This album should be attributed to John Coltrane Quartet, not just John Coltrane. See album cover.
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90/100
A record made later in Coltrane's career as an attempt to be more commercial, because his more experimental material wasn't selling as well as he'd liked. Nonetheless, a sincere effort, and beautiful throughout, with Coltrane's great Quartet in top form. My favorite of his, but I generally prefer his more melodic stuff. Only knock: the songs do have a sameness about them; it can seem like one long ballad. (If you love Coltrane, that's not necessarily a bad thing.) Highlights: "Too Young to Go Steady," "Say It (Over and Over Again)" and "You Don't Know What Love Is."
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lovely album
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