What's your favorite John Coltrane Ballad?? why??

  1. Mr blues 2 jazz profile image68
    Mr blues 2 jazzposted 8 years ago

    What's your favorite John Coltrane Ballad?? why??

  2. Dink96 profile image60
    Dink96posted 8 years ago

    Have to pick ONE?  I think it would be "I want to tell you" as it is so breathtakingly beautiful in its phrasing, performance, feeling.  All those things that make a good song GREAT!  Coltrane is by far one of my favorite sax players of all time.  He is still unsurpassed.

  3. joshmann profile image60
    joshmannposted 7 years ago

    Naima for sure.
    The tune was named after his wife (at the time) and is one of the most beautiful ballads I've ever heard. In the later years, he continued playing this ballad, it's pretty amazing the way it transformed into this intense, spiritual tune.
    Check this out if you haven't seen this already.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K58BpkRr … mp;index=4