(2-LP set) Ballads, released in 1962, was originally seen as John Coltrane's answer to critics who claimed that his work was too complicated. This beautiful and melodic set finds Coltrane responding with an introspective sound in his continual search for artistic enlightenment. With a rhythm section comprised of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones, Coltrane is free to deliver the kind of jazz music that offers universal appeal and lasting greatness. Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Masters. 45 rpm.