john coltrane-1955-1959 early period these include albums released on prestege records or blue note records, traening in, soul trane, blue trane, john coltrane with kenny burrell.
Middle period- 1959-1964 this is the atlantic records period as well as the time after that when he signed to impule records and formed one of the all time great jazz groups known now as "the classic quartet" ( jimmy garrison, mccoy tyner, and the great elvin jones ) , ole, my favorite things, coletrane jazz, coltrane plays the blues, impressions, africa brass, live at the village vanguard, ballads, crescent, a love supreme.
later period 1965-1967 these are recordings from the combining and then dissolution of the classic quartet with other musicians and is known as his "free jazz" period. albums include, ascension, interstellar space, and sun ship. this period is NOT suggested for a first time coltrane listener.
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investigate a record label called "blue note records" here is the wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Note_Records click on the artists contained within this page. there is a rich history not only with jazz music but also in audio engineering contained within this labels history. not only that but it is a TREASURE TROVE of jazz albums. they have been operating since 1939. so during the jazz heyday they were one of the premier labels putting out jazz records there are literally hundreds and hundreds of albums that will interest you if you are looking to get into jazz.
I would say Zenyatta Mondatta was probably the best Police album to study Stewart. It was relatively free of the overdubbed ride cymbal bell that Stewart was so fond of. It was pretty cleanly recorded and much less produced than Ghost in the Machine or Synchronicity.