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Offered here is a wonderful find for the serious jazz collector.
John Coltrane has signed this original 1960 copy of what is perhaps his most historically important album (and, debatably, one of the most important recordings in jazz history), MY FAVORITE THINGS. Mr. Coltrane has signed with a black felt-tipped medium nib pen on the cover. It is one of the finest specimens of his signature that I have seen.
Below is an image of the full cover:
And a closeup of the signature:
The back cover:
And the record itself with original inner sleeve:
Details: Atlantic SD 1361, stereo, blue green & white label, 1960, signed on front cover by John Coltrane
Condition: Jacket VG (minor shelf wear, light soiling on back cover, one inch split at bottom center seam, minor bumping to corners) Vinyl VG- (good luster, some light scratches on both sides, one fairly deep scratch on side two).
From the All Music Guide:
Although seemingly impossible to comprehend, this landmark jazz recording was made in less than three days. All the more remarkable is that the same sessions which yielded My Favorite Things would also inform a majority of the albums Coltrane Plays the Blues, Coltrane's Sound, and Coltrane Legacy. It is easy to understand the appeal that these sides continue to hold. The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet -- which includes Coltrane (soprano/tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Steve Davis (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums) -- allow for tastefully executed passages à la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band. Each track of this album is a joy to revisit. The ultimate listenability may reside in this quartet's capacity to not be overwhelmed by the soloist. Likewise, they are able to push the grooves along surreptitiously and unfettered. For instance, the support that the trio -- most notably Tyner -- gives to Coltrane on the title track winds the melody in and around itself. However, instead of becoming entangled and directionless, these musical sidebars simultaneously define the direction the song is taking. As a soloist, the definitive soprano sax runs during the Cole Porter standard "Everytime We Say Goodbye" and tenor solos on "But Not for Me" easily establish Coltrane as a pioneer of both instruments.