One Down, One Up: Live At the Half Note - John Coltrane

One Down, One Up: Live At the Half Note

John Coltrane

  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 8

  • ℗ 2005 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.


Title Artist Time
Introduction and Announcements John Coltrane 1:36 USD 0.99
One Down, One Up John Coltrane 27:32 USD Album Only
Announcements John Coltrane 0:51 USD 0.99
Afro Blue John Coltrane 12:41 USD Album Only
Introduction and Announcements John Coltrane 0:43 USD 0.99
Song of Praise John Coltrane 19:35 USD Album Only
Announcements John Coltrane 0:43 USD 0.99
My Favorite Things John Coltrane 22:41 USD Album Only


  • great record, typically obnoxious iTunes presentation

    By bloviator
    Why sell the intros and announcements for .99 each? Why not just say you have to buy the album if you want any of the music? In short, why be jerky?
  • A Coltrane Must Have

    By JordanH.
    These recordings represent what Coltrane had been trying to find in himself for the whole decade before these performances were taking place. If you haven't ever listened to Coltrane, this might be a bit harsh, but it is very structured in comparison to his later recordings. Also, the fact that it is live just makes it even better. The group is on fire throughout the whole thing. (I also heard that Elvin Jones' bass drum pedal broke during a tune and he played the rest of the song without it).
  • If you're a Trane fan, you MUST own this one

    By blksentra2
    Very intense playing by these guys. It blows my mind the stamina Trane had in these recordings. That piano solo in My Favorite Things gets pretty dark, I simply love it. I only wish it hadn't cut off the end of "Afro Blue" and "My Favorite Things" though.
  • Cutting Edge

    By Cisco Bradley
    Experimental. Raw. This is my favorite of Coltrane's group live.
  • Superb, shows more of Coltrane's rarely recorded live side

    By Saxophone62
    This is an amazing recording of the classic quartet. Coltrane is evolving more and more, and constantly searching in his improvisations. This showcases some of his live performances, in which he would take huge extended solos and go for a half-hour or more, as seen on One Down One Up. Not too many live performances are on record, but they show an entirely different side of Coltrane than what most see in the studio recordings. Sound quality is similar to the 1963 Newport album, and unfortunately the radio announcer cuts off Coltrane early in his soprano solos on Afro-Blue and My Favorite Things, but the album is well worth it.
  • amazing

    By milesographacationist
    who ever gave this less then five stars is an idiot. espeicaly that guy that said there was poor sound quality, who cares about the sound quality.
  • Intense and hypnotic!

    By CoolFreeHardBop3
    Trane, Elvin, McCoy and Jimmy go all out on this '65 live set. Not the wild and wooly "OM" or the stuff from '66 and '67, this is still slightly grounded in post-bop conventions. Should be in your Trane collection. Peace.
  • Great Archival Coltrane

    By jazz889
    Another great recording of Coltrane's live work. We need more of these archivally important recordings. My only negative comment is that the first track starts with a very fast fade up of the announcer doing the intro, which leaves me wondering why this was done...I would have rather heard the commercial or whatever it was leading in to the introduction, to capture the flavor of this session that was radio broadcast in New York that night. For Coltrane lovers, you know you have to get this music! The days of Jazz in the steamy clubs of NYC, what is better than this!
  • Mr. Trane

    By kartman g.
    I would say that anything John Coltrane did was amazing...but this is just incredible!
  • One Down, One Up - Live At the Half note

    By chris_b
    This is John Coltrane playing on a plane that is unbelievable. If you haven't listened to John Coltrane or much modal jazz then this would be a difficult introductory listen, but if you have then I would say buy it because this quartet, on this night, was on fire!

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