A great new for me Coltrane find - "Jazz"?
I was blissfully content with my Coltrane collection: Lush Life; Traneing In; Soultrane; Blue Train; Giant Steps; My Favorite Things; Africa/Brass; Live at the Village Vanguard; A Love Supreme; Crescent; and other "With/And" releases such as with/and: Kenny Burrell; Red Garland; Monk; Miles; etc. ... until a recent purchase.
I picked up two releases I'd previously passed on: Plays the Blues; and Jazz. I'd always assumed () these were compilations, which, for me, for such great artists like Coltrane, I avoided in favor of full, regular releases. John Coltrane "Plays the Blues" and "Jazz". Like, no shit Sherlock, I guess he does, eh? But these two releases are not compilations and are very good.
"Jazz" is exceptionally good! For me, I'd rank it right up there with Blue Train, Giant Steps, and Favorite Things. I think it is THAT good. (I don't mention A Love Supreme because, for me, it is like Miles' Kind of Blue - forever incomparable.) So for any Coltrane fans out there, check out these two lesser known(?) releases, especially "Jazz". I am thrilled I did.