Saxist John Coltrane’s most innovative and spiritual work was still to come when he made these 1959-61 recordings. But Heavyweight Champion is a languidly paced — at times hypnotic — seven-CD set. It includes his first versions of such classics as ”Giant Steps” and ”My Favorite Things.” If you’re not a hardcore fan, you’ll likely find the alternate takes repetitive. B+
Heavyweight Champion Saxist John Coltrane's most innovative and spiritual work was still to come when he made these 1959-61 recordings. But Heavyweight ChampionHeavyweight ChampionJazz Saxist John Coltrane's most innovative and spiritual work was still to come when he made these 1959-61 recordings. But Heavyweight Champion1995-08-18
Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: John Coltrane; Producer (group): Atlantic
Posted August 18 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT
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