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John Coltrane August 26, 1965

Main Session Personnel
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Dearly Beloved (False Start) 0:05
2 Studio Talk by John Coltrane Quartet 0:15
3 Dearly Beloved (Alternate Take) 5:57
4 Dearly Beloved (Breakdown) 1:14
5 Dearly Beloved 6:08
Sun Ship
Catalog #: AS 9211
6 Attaining (Alternate Take I) 13:53
7 Attaining (Breakdown) 0:42
8 Attaining (Alternate Take II) 10:40
Sun Ship
Catalog #: AS 9211
9 Attaining (Alternate Take III) 4:33
Sun Ship
Catalog #: AS 9211
10 Sun Ship (Breakdown) 0:43
11 Sun Ship (Incomplete) 2:19
12 Sun Ship 6:12
Sun Ship
Catalog #: AS 9211
13 Ascent 10:10
Sun Ship
Catalog #: AS 9211
14 Amen 8:16
Sun Ship
Catalog #: AS 9211
Content State: draft
genre: Post-bop, free
Recording Date: 
1965-08-26
Label Name: 
Impulse!
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
McCoy Tyner
Personnel: 
Jimmy Garrison
Personnel: 
Elvin Jones
Ensemble Size: 
quartet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
RCA-Victor Studios
Venue Location: 
New York, NY
Session Details: 

The Reference Book states the "the issued version of 'Attaining' is composed of the first (7:24) of [b-3] and the last (3:58) of [b-i]". Obviously, thi sdoes not make it a true 'master' as the Reference Book calls it. In fact, in terms of our standards of a track from a session, it shouldn't be listed as a unique track at all. Thus, while track b-m is listed as the master in the reference book, we are omitting that entirely and including only first four takes of that composition. Likewise, we are calling the tracks that were ultimately spliced together as alternates, because neither, on its own, is a master. 

Sources: 
John Coltrane Reference Book