Lush Life (John Coltrane album)

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Lush Life
Studio album by John Coltrane
Released March 1961
Recorded May 31, 1957 (#5)
August 16, 1957 (#1-3)
January 10, 1958 (#4)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 36:39
Label Prestige
PRLP 7188
Producer Bob Weinstock
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Lush Life is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7188. It is assembled from unissued results of three separate recording sessions at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958. As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label, Prestige used unissued recordings to create new marketable albums without Coltrane's input or approval.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Like Someone in Love" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) — 5:00
  2. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) — 5:33
  3. "Trane's Slo Blues"[2] (Coltrane) — 6:05
  4. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) — 14:00
  5. "I Hear a Rhapsody" (Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre) — 6:01


Tracks 1-3

Tracks 4-5

See also[edit]

The album John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) includes a version of the Strayhorn song 'Lush Life' with Johnny Hartman's vocal.