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Throughout John Coltrane's discography there are a handful of decisive and controversial albums that split his listening camp into factions. Generally, these occur in his later-period works such as Om and Ascension, which push into some pretty heady blowing. As a contrast, Ballads is often criticized as too easy and as too much of a compromise between Coltrane and Impulse! (the two had just entered into the first year of label representation). Seen as an answer to critics who found… read more



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  • Avatar for Sideburnstijger
    Probably a good record to offer to someone you love
  • Avatar for untiedirishman
    I've just bought John Coltrane's Ballads........What can i say......Its Brilliant!
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  • Avatar for MadMax973
    One of his best!
  • Avatar for igOrOGOGO
    I get intimate with Ballads! .. igOr ..

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