John Coltrane LIVE At The Village Vanguard
‘Live’ at the Village Vanguard (Impulse! AS-10), was Coltrane’s first official ‘live’ album. Coltrane is joined here on two tunes by Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, plus McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums, and Reggie Workman and Jimmy Garrison alternating on bass. Garrison’s presence on this album makes this the first recording by what came to be known as Coltrane’s ‘Classic Quartet’.
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York, November 2 & 3, 1961.
Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from the original analog tapes mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QPR. The series is supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, and releases are presented in deluxe gatefold tip-on packaging.
- Spiritual 13’48 (SIDE A)
- Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 6’33 (SIDE A)
- Chasin' The Trane 16’07 (SIDE B)
John Coltrane (tenor sax, soprano sax);
McCoy Tyner (piano); Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet); Elvin Jones (drums);
Reggie Workman, Jimmy Garrison (bass)