These were among Coltrane's last recordings for Prestige, and they mark a turning point in his career. He was nearing the end of his "mainstream" phase, but he hadn't yet jumped off into his '60s exploratory mode. On STARDUST, he proves to be quite the balladeer, taking sensuous and lyrical turns on the titular Hoagy Carmichael tune and other standards. This album wasn't released until the early '60s, by which time it already seemed worlds away from what Coltrane was up to. The swinging, uptempo "Love Thy Neighbor" provides a change of pace, but it's the ballads that claim the day on STARDUST.
John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Wilbur Harden (trumpet, flugelhorn); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Red Garland (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Jimmy Cobb, Arthur Taylor (drums).
02 Time After Time
03 Love Thy Neighbor
04 Then I'll Be Tired of You