Let's focus on the positives. Coltrane has a very natural, warm sound to his sax. The drums provide a varying array of poly rhythms in order to keep things fresh while the piano (albeit dissonant) keeps the listener engaged. The technical recording of the drums is very, very good. The toms have a full, quick sound to them, the snare has the perfect blend of attack, bite and depth while the ride is both high, rich, and full.
All in all, it's another jazz album. It's nothing I care to listen to again although I can appreciate what it is. There are a few minor takeaways from this record, such as the third track's bass solo that had no drum comping or piano comping. It really stood incredibly well on it's own and once the other instruments were reintroduced it really created the best moments on this record. The saxes have this beautiful overarching line while the drums and timpani provide a very sinister type of hold on the bottom - it's very different from the rest of the album. Then again, after this part continued on for three minutes, even the best moment on the record started to wear itself out.
Tomorrow's album: Rufus Wainwright's Out of the Game.