The Best John Coltrane Albums of All Time

List Rules
This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

John Coltrane is widely considered one of the best jazz musicians of all time and this list of the best John Coltrane albums includes all his best work, as ranked by fans and jazz lovers. Thanks to fan votes, this John Coltrane discography is ranked from best to worst, with the top John Coltrane albums at the top of the list. This list does not include John Coltrane singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.

What is the best John Coltrane album of all time? The saxophonist and composer is easily one of the jazz greats of the 1960s, with classic albums like A Love Supreme and 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 - and if you think the greatest John Coltrane album still isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote if up as well.

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  • A Love Supreme
    1
    332 votes
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Post-bop, Avant-garde jazz, Modal jazz
    A Love Supreme is a studio album recorded by John Coltrane's quartet in December 1964 and released by Impulse! Records in February 1965. It is generally considered to be among Coltrane's greatest ...more
  • Giant Steps
    2
    248 votes
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Bebop, Hard bop
    Giant Steps is the fifth studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane as leader, released in 1960 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1311. His first album for his new label Atlantic, it is the ...more
  • Blue Train
    3
    272 votes
    • Producer: Alfred Lion
    • Length (mins): 00:42:15
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Hard bop
    Blue Train is the second studio album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second ...more
  • My Favorite Things
    4
    252 votes
    • Producer: Nesuhi Ertegün
    • Length (mins): 00:40:39
    • Label: Atlantic Records
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Free jazz, Modal jazz
    My Favorite Things is the seventh studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD-1361. It was the first album to feature Coltrane playing soprano ...more
  • Crescent
    5
    165 votes
    • Length (mins): 00:40:34
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Modal jazz
    Crescent is a 1964 studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released by Impulse! as A-66. It features his jazz quartet group of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones playing all original ...more
  • Olé Coltrane
    6
    147 votes
    • Label: Atlantic Records
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Free jazz, Modal jazz
    Olé Coltrane is the ninth album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1962 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1373. The album was recorded at A&R Studios in New York, and was the last of ...more