Soultrane is a jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1958. Recorded shortly after the classic Blue Train, this session was apparently one of Coltrane's favorites - he said so to Swedish journalist Carl-Erik Lindgren in 1960, and the remark is preserved in Lewis Porter's John Coltrane: His Life and Music, page 157.
The album is a showcase for Coltrane's late-50s "sheets of sound" style - the term was coined by Ira Gitler in the album's liner notes. Also featured is a long reading of the ballad standard "I Want to Talk About You", which Coltrane would revisit often during the rest of his career, most notably on the album Live at Birdland. Among the other tracks are Tadd Dameron's popular theme "Good Bait" and Fred Lacey's elegiac "Theme For Ernie". "You Say You Care" is from Jule Styne's Broadway production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Throughout, Coltrane is backed by the Red Garland Trio - a modified version of Miles Davis's 1956-1957 rhythm section, with Art Taylor instead of Philly Joe Jones on drums.
Soultrane takes its title from a song on a 1956 album by Tadd Dameron, Mating Call, featuring Coltrane. "Soultrane" does not appear on this Soultrane, and none of the five tunes on Soultrane are by Coltrane (although "Good Bait" is by Dameron).