Music: 5 CDs That Really Swing

From a legend and some young lions, a guide to the fall's best jazz releases

JOHN COLTRANE

ONE DOWN, ONE UP: LIVE AT THE HALF NOTE

Released for the first time since the original tapes from 1965 were discovered in a closet, these two CDs capture the definitive Coltrane band--McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones--at the height of its powers. The highlights include Coltrane's signature standard My Favorite Things and the 27-min. title track, which features Coltrane at his most febrile, burning through registers in a controlled fury. To listen to these sessions is to experience some of the shock and awe that Coltrane induced in audiences at the time. After witnessing one of Coltrane's gigs...

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