Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings [Box]

Performers John Coltrane

Impulse! | October 21, 1997 | Compact Disc

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Full title: The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings. Personnel includes: John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy (saxophone); Garvin Bushell, Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oboe, bassoon, oud); McCoy Tyner (piano); Reggie Workman, Jimmy Garrison (bass); Elvin Jones (drums). When John Coltrane brought an extended version of his newly-built quartet into New York's Village Vanguard for a week's stay in November of 1961, he and his soon-to-be-longtime producer Bob Thiele already knew that they were about to record Trane's first live dates as a bandleader. After his heavy, big-band Impulse! debut AFRICA BRASS!, Trane's music was streaming further and further into uncharted musical spaces, and recording him was about to become Thiele's raison d'etre. Hence we have nearly four hours of this incomparable music that features, among many other wonders, the controlled swingin' fury of Elvin Jones, the rhythm-defying astral flights of Eric Dolphy's alto sax and bass clarinet, and, of course, crystallization of the leader's other-worldly sonic masterplan. The final statement in acoustic jazz that was John Coltrane's Impulse! Career begins here at the Vanguard. Yes, much of this music has been released piece-meal through the years. But taking in this entire recording (in single or multiple sittings) is an experience onto itself. It is a watershed that well deserves the praise it gets.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 21, 1997

Genre: Avant-Garde/Downtown

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: Impulse!

UPC: 011105023221

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Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings [Box]

Performers John Coltrane
Guest Artist(s) Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Elvin Jones, Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Garrison, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Roy Haynes
Engineer Rudy Van Gelder

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 21, 1997

Genre: Avant-Garde/Downtown

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: Impulse!

UPC: 011105023221


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Title Track Time
1.Spiritual - (previously unreleased) --
2.Naima - (previously unreleased) --
3.Miles' Mode - (previously unreleased) --
4.Impressions --
5.Chasin' Another Trane --
6.Naima (A) --
1.Brasilia (A) --
2.Chasin' Another Trane (B) --
3.India (B) --
4.Spriritual (B) --
5.Softly As In A Morning Surise (B) --
1.Chasin' The Trane (B) --
2.Greensleeves (B) --
3.Impressions (B) --
4.Spiritual (C) --
5.Naima (C) --
6.Impressions (C) --
1.India (C) --
2.Greensleeves (C) --
3.Miles' Mode (C) --
4.India (D) --
5.Spiritual (D) --

Editorial Notes

Full title: The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings. Personnel includes: John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy (saxophone); Garvin Bushell, Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oboe, bassoon, oud); McCoy Tyner (piano); Reggie Workman, Jimmy Garrison (bass); Elvin Jones (drums). When John Coltrane brought an extended version of his newly-built quartet into New York's Village Vanguard for a week's stay in November of 1961, he and his soon-to-be-longtime producer Bob Thiele already knew that they were about to record Trane's first live dates as a bandleader. After his heavy, big-band Impulse! debut AFRICA BRASS!, Trane's music was streaming further and further into uncharted musical spaces, and recording him was about to become Thiele's raison d'etre. Hence we have nearly four hours of this incomparable music that features, among many other wonders, the controlled swingin' fury of Elvin Jones, the rhythm-defying astral flights of Eric Dolphy's alto sax and bass clarinet, and, of course, crystallization of the leader's other-worldly sonic masterplan. The final statement in acoustic jazz that was John Coltrane's Impulse! Career begins here at the Vanguard. Yes, much of this music has been released piece-meal through the years. But taking in this entire recording (in single or multiple sittings) is an experience onto itself. It is a watershed that well deserves the praise it gets.
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