This wonderful 1958 session features the tenor sax legend leading pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Arthur Taylor on a well-chosen five-song set of jazz and pop standards. The album opens with a lively version of Count Basie\'s \"Good Bait\" that allows Coltrane, Chambers and Garland to indulge in some exquisite, highly inventive solos. While Coltrane\'s versions of Billy Eckstine\'s \"I Want To Talk About You\" and Fred Lacey\'s \"Theme For Ernie\" are pretty much straight ballad performances, his bold, powerful style brings out the soulful feel of these two beautiful, reflective melodies. Superbly recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, SOULTRANE is a true jazz classic and quite simply one of Coltrane\'s finest albums.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on February 7, 1958. Originally released on Prestige (7142).
Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Red Garland (piano); Paul Chambers (upright bass); Arthur Taylor (drums).