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The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings

# Tracks Playtime Session Session Personnel & Personnel Variances for Tracks
1 India 10:29 John Coltrane November 1, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (tamboura), Jimmy Garrison (bass)
2 Chasin' the Trane 9:51 John Coltrane November 1, 1961 Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), McCoy Tyner (omit),
3 Impressions 8:50 John Coltrane November 1, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Jimmy Garrison (bass), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Reggie Workman (omit),
4 Spiritual 12:40 John Coltrane November 1, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet)
5 The Red Planet (aka Miles' Mode) 10:00 John Coltrane November 1, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Jimmy Garrison (bass), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone)
6 Naima 7:39 John Coltrane November 1, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
7 Brasilia 18:40 John Coltrane November 1, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
8 Chasin' Another Trane 15:34 John Coltrane November 2, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass)
(variance) -- Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Roy Haynes (drums), Elvin Jones (omit),
9 India 13:13 John Coltrane November 2, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Garvin Bushell (English Horn), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (tamboura), Jimmy Garrison (bass)
10 Spiritual 15:16 John Coltrane November 2, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), John Coltrane (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), Garvin Bushell (contra-bassoon)
11 Softly As in a Morning Sunrise 6:25 John Coltrane November 2, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Eric Dolphy (omit),
12 Chasin' the Trane 15:55 John Coltrane November 2, 1961 Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), McCoy Tyner (omit), Reggie Workman (omit),
13 Greensleeves 6:18 John Coltrane November 2, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Eric Dolphy (omit),
14 Impressions 10:55 John Coltrane November 2, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Reggie Workman (omit),
15 Spiritual 13:30 John Coltrane November 3, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet)
16 Naima 7:02 John Coltrane November 3, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet)
17 Impressions 14:40 John Coltrane November 3, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Reggie Workman (omit),
18 India 13:52 John Coltrane November 3, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), Jimmy Garrison (bass)
19 Greensleeves 4:50 John Coltrane November 3, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Eric Dolphy (omit),
20 The Red Planet 15:12 John Coltrane November 3, 1961 McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass)
21 India 15:10 John Coltrane November 5, 1961 Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Garvin Bushell (English Horn), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (tamboura)
22 Spiritual 20:32 John Coltrane November 5, 1961 Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet), McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
(variance) -- John Coltrane (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), Garvin Bushell (contra-bassoon)
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Label Name: 
Impulse!
Catalog Number: 
IMPD4-232
Tracks: 
India
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Chasin' the Trane
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Impressions
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Spiritual
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Naima
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Brasilia
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India
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Spiritual
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Chasin' the Trane
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Greensleeves
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Impressions
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Spiritual
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Naima
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Impressions
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India
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Greensleeves
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The Red Planet
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India
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Spiritual
Format: 
CD
Issue Status: 
reissue
Post-production audio editing
Producer: 
Bob Thiele
Original Master Engineer: 
Rudy Van Gelder
Reissue Producer: 
Michael Cuscuna
Remaster: 
remaster
Remaster Engineer: 
Erick Labson
Remix: 
no
Overdub: 
no
Physical object
Liner note author(s): 
David Wild
Design Supervisor: 
Hollis King
Sources: 
discogs.com; jazzdiscography.com; Eric Dolphy: A Musical Biography & Discography Smosko, Vladimir and Barry Tepperman; John Coltrane Reference
Issue Details: 

Photo credits: Burt Goldblatt, Chuck Stewart, Esmond Edwards, Herb Snitzer, Jim Marshall, Kwame Braithwaite, Ray Ross

 

Illustration credits: Alan Nahigian, Alex Skorupski, Alvin D. Pettit, The Prophet, Dave Ellis, Greg Christie

 

Art Direction: Hollis King and Geoff Gans

 

Management: Shelly Fierston