Lush Life (John Coltrane album)

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Lush Life
John Coltrane - Lush Life.jpg
Studio album by John Coltrane
Released Mid January 1961[1]
Recorded May 31, 1957 (#5)
August 16, 1957 (#1-3)
January 10, 1958 (#4)
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 36:39
Label Prestige
PRLP 7188
Producer Bob Weinstock
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[4]

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) – 5:00
  2. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) – 5:33
  3. "Trane's Slo Blues"[5] (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.


  1. ^ Billboard Jan 16, 1961
  2. ^ Lush Life at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 46. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ Original jazz classics collector's guide Fantasy, Inc., 1995. Google Books. Retrieved 22 November 2013.