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John Coltrane is widely considered one of the best jazz musicians of all time. List of the best John Coltrane albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This John Coltrane discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top John Coltrane albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included John Coltrane singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest John Coltrane album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite John Coltrane album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best John Coltrane album of all time?" or "What are the top John Coltrane albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list below has a variety of albums in it, from A Love Supreme to Blue Train.

This list of popular John Coltrane CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Use this factual list to make one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.
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Giant Steps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Giant Steps John Coltrane

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A Love Supreme is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
A Love Supreme John Coltrane

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My Favorite Things is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
My Favorite Things John Coltrane

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Blue Train is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Blue Train John Coltrane

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Crescent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Crescent John Coltrane Quartet, John Coltrane

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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

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Africa/Brass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Africa/Brass John Coltrane Quartet, John Coltrane

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Meditations is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Meditations John Coltrane

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64 11
Olé Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Olé Coltrane John Coltrane

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Ascension is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Ascension John Coltrane

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50 8
Impressions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time

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54 10
Ballads is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Ballads John Coltrane Quartet, John Coltrane

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Sun Ship is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Sun Ship John Coltrane

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Coltrane's Sound is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Coltrane's Sound John Coltrane

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The John Coltrane Quartet Play... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time

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First Meditations (for quartet... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time

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Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Coltrane Jazz John Coltrane Quartet, John Coltrane

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27 12
Stellar Regions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Stellar Regions John Coltrane

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Coltrane Plays the Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Coltrane Plays the Blues John Coltrane

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Soultrane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Soultrane John Coltrane

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Thelonious Monk with John Colt... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane

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Lush Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Lush Life John Coltrane

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Interstellar Space is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Interstellar Space John Coltrane

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John Coltrane and Johnny Hartm... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane

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Transition is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Transition John Coltrane

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Workin' is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Coltrane Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

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Traneing In is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Traneing In John Coltrane, Red Garland Trio

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Expression is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Expression John Coltrane

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Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Coltrane time John Coltrane

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7 4
Kulu Sé Mama is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Kulu Sé Mama John Coltrane

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Om is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Om John Coltrane

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Coltrane Jazz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Coltrane John Coltrane

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6 4
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Stardust John Coltrane

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The Africa Brass Sessions, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time

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Coltrane Time is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Coltrane Time John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Cecil Taylor & John Coltrane

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Settin' the Pace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Settin' the Pace John Coltrane

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The Avant-Garde is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
The Avant-Garde John Coltrane, Don Cherry, John Coltrane and Don Cherry

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Mating Call is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Mating Call John Coltrane, Tadd Dameron, Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane

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Bags & Trane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Bags & Trane John Coltrane, Milt Jackson

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Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell

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The Cats is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
The Cats John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell

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Dakar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Dakar John Coltrane

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Black Pearls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Black Pearls John Coltrane

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Standard Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Standard Coltrane John Coltrane

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All Mornin' Long is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added All Mornin' Long Red Garland, The Red Garland Quintet

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Jazz Way Out is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Jazz Way Out John Coltrane, Wilbur Harden

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The Red Garland Quintets is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
The Red Garland Quintets John Coltrane, The Red Garland Quintet

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Tenor Conclave is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Tenor Conclave John Coltrane, Al Cohn, Hank Mobley

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Tanganyika Strut is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time
Tanganyika Strut John Coltrane, Wilbur Harden

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Brazilia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time