John Coltrane – The Believer (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 44:41 minutes | 1,74 GB | Genre: Jazz
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The Believer is a jazz album credited to John Coltrane released in 1964 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7292. It was recorded at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958.
As Coltrane’s fame grew during the 1960s, long after he had stopped recording for the label, Prestige assembled varied recordings and reissued them as new albums in Coltrane’s name. The original album consists of three previously unissued tracks with Coltrane as a leader (“The Believer”, “Nakatini Serenade” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”) from two separate recording sessions in 1958.
A CD version of the album released by the Original Jazz Classics label in 1996 has two additional tracks recorded in 1957, “Filidé” and “Paul’s Pal”, from the 1960 New Jazz Records release The Ray Draper Quintet featuring John Coltrane, catalogue 8228.
Many versions of the album exist (AllMusic lists nine), including a 2015 vinyl re-release on the Waxtime label (catalogue 772003 LP) and a Japanese CD version with “20bit K2 Mastering”. A 2006 digital media release by Prestige includes the two additional tracks from the 1996 CD release, but a 2014 Doxy Records release has only the three original tracks.
1. John Coltrane – The Believer
2. John Coltrane – Nakatini Serenade
3. John Coltrane – Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?
4. John Coltrane – Filidia
5. John Coltrane – Paul’s Pal