John Coltrane - Impressions (1963/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Artist: John Coltrane Quartet
Genre: Jazz, Modal, Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Impulse! | The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1963/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Recorded: #1,3 - November 5, 1961 at Village Vanguard, New York City; #2 - September 18, 1962, #4 - April 29, 1963 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Impressions contains two studio tracks paired with two live songs left over from the same November 1961 recordings that yielded John Coltrane's very successful Live At The Village Vanguard. There was too much material for one LP so the music had to be divided up, with this second album coming a year after the first. Coltrane expanded his usual lineup for the Village Vanguard performances with the addition of Eric Dolphy on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, which opened up new opportunities for the front line. All About Jazz ranked the set of Village Vanguard recordings at number two on its list of the 10 best live jazz albums.
Impressions is a hodgepodge of memorable John Coltrane performances from the 1961-1963 period. "India" and "Impressions" are taken from Trane's famous November 1961 engagement at the Village Vanguard; bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy is heard on the former while the latter features a marathon solo from Coltrane on tenor. Also included on this set are 1962's "Up 'Gainst the Wall" and the classic of the album, 1963's "After the Rain." --AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
"Coltrane was uncompromising in his vision during these four nights. These performances can be considered the beginning of Coltrane's musical research that would consume him for the rest of his life ... so potent and important is John Coltrane's place in the history of jazz, no serious jazz fan can ignore him ... exists as a monument to his sheer force of will in the face of harsh criticism, the definition of a true prophet or visionary." --All About Jazz
1. India 14:11
2. Up 'Gainst The Wall 03:15
3. Impressions 15:08
4. After The Rain
John Coltrane, soprano and tenor saxophone
Eric Dolphy, bass clarinet, alto sax
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman, double bass
Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, drums
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