Lush Love

If Giant Steps is too fast for you to follow and A Love Supreme is too much for you to take, Lush Life maybe the right Coltrane’s album for you. Beside a virtuoso, Trane was also a balladeer. He could play standards exceptionally well. The melodic lines on “Like Someone In Love” are so damn gorgeous that Trane performed as if he was truly in love, and he could pull it off even without the support of the piano’s harmony since Red Garland didn’t show up for the recording. If I were allowed but one Coltrane to share with my lady, Lush Life would be it. “I Love You” could sound like a banal romantic ballad, but not in a Latin vibe.