John Coltrane - Lush Life LP
1958's Lush Life is among John Coltrane's finest for the Prestige label.
The compact trio of himself, Earl May (bass), and Art Taylor (drums)
made for an intimate date, perfect for ballads such as the opener "Like
Someone in Love." The lack of a pianist gives Trane plenty of room to
express himself through simple and ornate passages. And his 15 minute
reading of Billy Strayhorn's title track is outstanding.