Ancestor Worship 81: After The Rain

This week’s episode of Ancestor Worship comprises recordings made by the John Coltrane Quartet for Impulse Records between November 13, 1962 and November 18, 1963, including the recordings issued as the album titled Ballads and concluding with the brilliant performance titled ”Alabama.” “Vilia” is from March 6, 1963 and “After The Rain” and “Dear Old Stockholm” from April 29, 1963.

 

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AFTER THE RAIN

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 81

John Sinclair, Frenchy’s Studio, New Orleans, February 17, 2014 [18097]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: What’s New?

John Coltrane Quartet: Nancy (With The Laughing Face)

John Coltrane Quartet: Too Young To Go Steady

John Coltrane Quartet: All Or Nothing At All

John Coltrane Quartet: I Wish I Knew

John Coltrane Quartet: You Don’t Know What Love Is

John Coltrane Quartet: Say It (Over And Over Again)

John Coltrane Quartet: Vilia

John Coltrane Quartet: After The Rain

Coltrane Quartet: Dear Old Stockholm

John Sinclair Closing Comments & Outro

John Coltrane Quartet: Alabama

 

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Ancestor Worship 80: Out of This World

We’re continuing our investigation into the recorded works of the John Coltrane Qyartet on Impulse Records, this episode of Ancestor Worship begins with the 45 version of “Greensleeves” from December 21, 1961 with Reggie Workman on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano and Elvin Jones on drums, then the song “It’s Easy To Remember” from Ballads on April 11, 1962 with Jimmy Garrison permanently installed on bass, and continuing through the sessions of June 19-20 and June 29 for the great album titled Coltrane (Impulse A-21), and ending on September 18, 1962 with “Up ‘Gainst The Wall.” Our bonus track, “The Last Blues,” is from a later Impulse session.

 

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OUT OF THIS WORLD

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 80

John Sinclair, Frenchy’s Studio, New Orleans, February 17, 2014 [18083]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Greensleeves

John Coltrane Quartet: It’s Easy To Remember

John Coltrane Quartet: The Inch Worm

John Coltrane Quartet: Big Nick

John Coltrane Quartet: Out Of This World

John Coltrane Quartet: Soul Eyes

John Coltrane Quartet: Miles’ Mode (The Red Planet)

John Coltrane Quartet: Tunji

John Coltrane Quartet: Up ‘Gainst The Wall

John Coltrane Quartet: The Last Blues

 

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Jazz Lunatique 163: Space Is The Place

We’re continuing our investigation into the recorded works of the John Coltrane Qyartet on Impulse Records, this episode of Ancestor Worship begins with the 45 version of “Greensleeves” from December 21, 1961 with Reggie Workman on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano and Elvin Jones on drums, then the song “It’s Easy To Remember” from Ballads on April 11, 1962 with Jimmy Garrison permanently installed on bass, and continuing through the sessions of June 19-20 and June 29 for the great album titled Coltrane (Impulse A-21), and ending on September 18, 1962 with “Up ‘Gainst The Wall.” Our bonus track, “The Last Blues,” is from a later Impulse session.

 

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OUT OF THIS WORLD

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 80

John Sinclair, Frenchy’s Studio, New Orleans, February 17, 2014 [18083]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Greensleeves

John Coltrane Quartet: It’s Easy To Remember

John Coltrane Quartet: The Inch Worm

John Coltrane Quartet: Big Nick

John Coltrane Quartet: Out Of This World

John Coltrane Quartet: Soul Eyes

John Coltrane Quartet: Miles’ Mode (The Red Planet)

John Coltrane Quartet: Tunji

John Coltrane Quartet: Up ‘Gainst The Wall

John Coltrane Quartet: The Last Blues

 

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Ancestor Worship 79: Impressions

Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in New York City on November 2-5, 1961 with Garvin Bushell (oboe, contrabassoon); John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone & bass clarinet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oud); Jimmy Garrison (bass); and Elvin Jones (drums).

 

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IMPRESSIONS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 79

John Sinclair, Frenchy’s Studio, New Orleans, February 23, 2014 [18069]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane: Impressions

John Coltrane: India

John Coltrane: Greensleeves

John Coltrane: Miles’ Mode

John Coltrane: Spiritual

 

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Ancestor Worship 78: Chasin’ The Trane

Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in New York City on November 2-3, 1961 with Garvin Bushell (oboe, contrabassoon); John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone & bass clarinet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oud); Reggie Workman & Jimmy Garrison (bass); Roy Haynes or Elvin Jones (drums).

 

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CHASIN’ THE TRANE

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 78

John Sinclair, Frenchy’s Studio, New Orleans, February 23, 2014 [18055]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise

John Coltrane: Chasin’ The Trane

John Coltrane: Greensleeves

John Coltrane: Impressions

John Coltrane: Spiritual

John Coltrane: Naima

 

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Ancestor Worship 77: Spiritual

Tonight we go direct to the Village Vanguard in New York City with John Coltrane and his quatrtet plus several special guests for a live recording seession for Impulse Records on November 1, 1961 and we’ll hear the first sequence of recorded works in the order they were played on stage, with the band comprising John Coltrane (soprano, tenor saxophone); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet); McCoy Tyner (piano); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oud); Reggie Workman and/or Jimmy Garrison (bass); and Elvin Jones (drums).

 

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SPIRITUAL

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 77

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 6, 2014 [18041]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Sextet: Brasilia

John Coltrane Sextet: Chasin’ Another Trane

John Coltrane Sextet: India

John Coltrane Sextet: Spiritual

 

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Ancestor Worship 76: Africa/Brass

At the end of his two-year contract with Atlantic Records—his first as a bandleader in his own right—John Coltrane signed with Creed Taylor at Impulse Records, a brand new contemporary jazz imprint formed by ABC Records, and immediately went into the recording studio with the Quartet, Eric Dolphy and a large orchestra arranged and directed by McCoy Tyner and Dolphy. Actualy their first date, at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs NJ on May 23, 1961, was made two days before the Ole Coltrane session for Atlantic on May 25, with the ensemble comprising Freddie Hubbard & Booker Little on trumpets; Jim Buffington, Donald Carrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, and Julius Watkins (French horns); Charles Greenlee & Julian Priester (euphoniums); Bill Barber (tuba); John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, arranger, conductor); Pat Patrick (baritone saxophone); Garvin Bushell (reeds); McCoy Tyner (piano, arranger); Reggie Workman & Paul Chambers (bass), Elvin Jones (drums); Romulus Franceschini (conductor); and Cal Massey (arranger). They completed the recording on June 7, 1961 with some personnel changes, and we’ll hear the master takes plus an alternative take of the title track to kick off this episode.

 

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AFRICA/BRASS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP 76

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 8, 2014 [18027]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Orchestra: Africa (first version)

John Coltrane Orchestra: Blues Minor

John Coltrane Orchestra: Greensleeves

John Coltrane Orchestra: The Damned Don’t Cry

John Coltrane Orchestra: Africa

 

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Ancestor Worship 75: Ole Coltrane

Our investigation into the music cut by John Coltrane for Atlantic Records during 1959-1961 takes us tonight to the final Atlantic recoridng sessions of May 25, 1961 where Trane augmented the Quartet of McCoy Tyner (piano) , Reginald Workman (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) with reedman Eric Dolphy, Art Davis on second bass, and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet. The songs recorded at these sessions are presented here in a different order from which they were cut in the Atlantic Recording Studios, The first two tunes of this episode are the last of the epic Quartet sessions of October 1960. Next: Coltrane on Impulse!

 

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OLE COLTRANE

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John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 6, 2014 [18013]

 

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

John Coltrane Quartet: Equinox

John Coltrane: Ole

John Coltrane: Aisha

John Coltrane: To Her Ladyship

John Coltrane: Dahomey Dance

 

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