John Coltrane – Coltrane Time Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1976 Japanese pressing of the 1959 LP Coltrane Time by John Coltrane, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Coltrane Time by John Coltrane, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Coltrane Time is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1959.

The cover is VG++ with slight foxing on the back.  The obi is VG+ with a fold on the back flap.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and shows no signs of play.  There is foxing on both labels.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Originally released in 1959 as a Cecil Taylor Quartet album, Coltrane Time was one of the more unusual releases in Coltrane’s career in that it was a recording of a one-off group of musicians who didn’t record together again. gave Coltrane Time a four star review:

This is a most unusual LP due to the inclusion of Cecil Taylor on piano. Although Taylor and John Coltrane got along well, trumpeter Kenny Dorham (who is also on this quintet date) hated the avant-garde pianist’s playing and was clearly bothered by Taylor’s dissonant comping behind his solos. With bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Louis Hayes doing their best to ignore the discord, the group manages to perform two blues and two standards with Dorham playing strictly bop, Taylor coming up with fairly free abstractions, and Coltrane sounding somewhere in between. The results are unintentionally fascinating.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: United Artists
Catalog Number:
LAX 3121
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in