Blue Train (studio album) by John Coltrane
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Blue Train is ranked 2nd best out of 78 albums by John Coltrane on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by John Coltrane is A Love Supreme which is ranked number 74 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,190.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.2/100, a mean average of 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.
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I really like first track, then it isn't as good, but still strong jazz record
This will probably grow on me and become one of my favourite jazz records alongside Giant Steps, A Love Supreme and Mingus Ah Uhm.
Not a big Jazz fan or have knowledge in this genre - but got directed to this and a few others that I am enjoying.
My favorite Coltrane and one of my top five jazz albums. Lee Morgan is my favorite trumpet player, so the two of them together is great, but this is also the moment when John Coltrane begins to blossom. He's just on the edge of the innovations of Giant Steps, he had been studying, and his songwriting and arranging on the themes are great, with beautiful harmonies for the three horns. He has kicked the junk, his path is visible directly in front of him, and the whole album is a soaring, swinging celebration of what is to come. Glorious.
Excellent, and not even Coltrane's best stuff!
This album is truly a delight to listen too. All instruments are played so beautifully that you find yourself getting lost in them. There are some slower tracks that do drag a little but when this record is good it is fantastic. For example the Title track and I'm Old Fashioned are just brilliant. Definitely a top tier album of all time.
Great album. Coltrane truly expresses his greatness
A true Coltrane classic! 'I'm Old Fashioned' and 'Moment's Notice' are some highlights here. A really great album, and one of my favorites of Coltrane.
I'm Old Fashioned
While A Love Supreme gets all the attention (a giant album), Blue Train is a classic in its own right.
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