"Until all of John Coltrane's Nov. 1961 performances from the Village Vanguard are reissued in coherent form on CD, this two-LP set will be well worth searching for. These six performances from the Vanguard do not duplicate any other recordings. There are two more runthroughs on "Impressions," a 15-minute "Chasin' Another Trane," "Greensleeves," "Miles' Mode" and a strange version of "Naima" in which Coltrane purposely plays the melody sideways. In addition to Coltrane's tenor and soprano, Eric Dolphy is featured on alto and bass clarinet along with pianist McCoy Tyner, the alternating basses of Jimmy Garrison and Reggie Workman and either Elvin Jones or Roy Haynes on drums. This two-fer is rounded out by two previously unissued performances (an alternate take of "Africa" and Calvin Massey's "The Damned Don't Cry") from the Africa/Brass sessions in which Coltrane is backed by a medium-size orchestra for some stirring music." - AMG.
This is a Impulse 1st pressing 2 LP set 'Promotional' release from 1979.
The records are Exc.
The jacket is NM-.
The LP's play/sound NM+.
Clean, clear, crisp and cool sound. Lots of detail and great music on all 4 sides.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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