Will Friedwald
May 23, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Ultimate Blue Train

Current Status
In Season

We gave it an A

John Coltrane’s classic 1957 album, an ambitious sextet session that tested his mettle as composer as well as tenor-sax soloist, has always been one of the best entrees to the sound of this most overwhelming of jazz colossi. It’s more so now that The Ultimate Blue Train‘s newly remastered, with two alternate bonus tracks and enhancements, including an interview with trombonist Curtis Fuller, an extended essay, and a mini-gallery of classic Blue Note photographs. A

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