Box set of John Coltrane’s 1958 Prestige Records output announced

‘Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings’ collects nearly 40 songs from the legend’s breakout year.

Craft Recordings has announced a new John Coltrane box set dedicated to his Prestige Records output in 1958.

Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings will collect all 37 songs Coltrane recorded as a leader or co-leader for the label that year. In 1958, Coltrane was coming into his own as a bandleader, having played with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, and his music was starting to sell consistently.

At the same time, his performance style began polarizing critics, and it was in 1958 that DownBeat critic Ira Gitler coined the term “sheets of sound” to describe—and defend—his playing.

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The five-CD / eight-LP box set will chronicle that breakout year in Coltrane’s career session by session, with all tracks remastered from the original analog tapes.

Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings is out March 29 on Craft Recordings. Pre-order it here.

Stream “Lush Life,” one of the songs on the box set, below:

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