Coltrane's Sound

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Coltrane's Sound
Coltranes Sound.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedLate June/early July 1964[1][2]
RecordedOctober 24 & 26, 1960
Atlantic Studios, New York City
Length38:18 original LP
50:33 CD reissue
SD 1419
ProducerNesuhi Ertegun
John Coltrane chronology
Live at Birdland
Coltrane's Sound
Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz(favorable)[3]
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[8]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[5]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[6]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[7]

Coltrane's Sound is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, recorded in 1960 and released in 1964 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1419. It was recorded at Atlantic Studios during the sessions for My Favorite Things, assembled after Coltrane had stopped recording for the label and was under contract to Impulse! Records. Like Prestige and Blue Note Records before them, as Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s Atlantic used unissued recordings and released them without either Coltrane's input or approval.

On February 16, 1999, Rhino Records reissued Coltrane's Sound as part of its Atlantic 50th Anniversary Jazz Gallery series. Included were two bonus tracks: "26-2" had been previously released on the 1970 album The Coltrane Legacy; and the alternate take of "Body and Soul" had been released on the 1975 album Alternate Takes.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"Buddy Bernier, Jerry BraininOctober 26, 19606:51
2."Central Park West"John ColtraneOctober 24, 19604:16
3."Liberia"John ColtraneOctober 26, 19606:53

Side two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Body and Soul"Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny GreenOctober 24, 19605:40
2."Equinox"John ColtraneOctober 26, 19608:39
3."Satellite"John ColtraneOctober 24, 19605:59

1999 reissue bonus tracks[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
7."26-2"John ColtraneOctober 26, 19606:17
8."Body and Soul" (alternate take)Heyman, Sour, Eyton, GreenOctober 24, 19605:58


Production personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Liner notes to The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings
  2. ^ Billboard July 11, 1964
  3. ^ All About Jazz review
  4. ^ AllMusic review
  5. ^ "Acclaimed Music - Coltrane's Sound". Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 46. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  8. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.