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John Coltrane December 2, 1961

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Impressions 12:50
Content State: draft
genre: Hard bop, bop, progressive
Recording Date: 
1961-12-02
Label Name: 
RLR Records
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
McCoy Tyner
Personnel: 
Reggie Workman
Personnel: 
Elvin Jones
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
session private
Venue Name: 
Freie Universitat (Auditorium Maximum)
Venue Location: 
Berlin, West Germany
Recording company
Company Name: 
RLR Records
Session Details: 

The book source notes that this performance was a private recording. The private recording was provided by Mitsuo Johfu. Two concerts were performed, at 6:00pm and 9:00pm but only this one track ("Impressions") exists on private tape recording. The book source notes that researcher Mario Grenz has inferred that the whole performance was probably recorded but because only this one title was broadcast, it is the only one available from this session. The concert was most likely recorded by a Berlin-broadcasting station because Radio Bremen broadcast the jazz program "John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy in Berlin" on April 2, 1962. This broadcast was confirmed but additional details could not be uncovered because of missing documents.

Sources: 
The John Coltrane Reference (DeVito, C., Fujioka, Y., Schmaler, W., Wild, D. and editor: Porter, Lewis) on-hand hard copy & Tom Lord's John Coltrane Leader Discography (lordisco.org)