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John Coltrane December 21, 1961

Main Session Personnel
tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
piano
bass
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Greensleeves 4:26 John Coltrane (soprano saxophone)
2 Greensleeves 3:45 John Coltrane (soprano saxophone)
3 Greensleeves 3:42 John Coltrane (soprano saxophone)
4 Greensleeves 4:13 John Coltrane (soprano saxophone)
5 Greensleeves 4:10 John Coltrane (soprano saxophone)
6 It's Easy to Remember (Breakdown) 1:29 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
7 It's Easy to Remember 4:41 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
8 It's Easy to Remember (false start) 0:09 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
9 It's Easy to Remember 2:45 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
10 It's Easy to Remember 3:44 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
11 It's Easy to Remember 2:37 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
12 It's Easy to Remember 2:39 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
13 It's Easy to Remember 2:43 John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
Content State: draft
genre: Hard bop, bop, progressive
Recording Date: 
1961-12-21
Label Name: 
Impulse
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
soprano saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
McCoy Tyner
Personnel: 
Jimmy Garrison
Personnel: 
Reggie Workman
Personnel: 
Elvin Jones
Ensemble Size: 
quartet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Rudy Van Gelder Studio
Venue Location: 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Recording company
Company Name: 
Impulse
Session Details: 

The John Coltrane Reference book provides a lot of specificity that is otherwise missing in Lord. Whereas Lord notes that Coltrane is on both tenor and soprano, the book source specifies which of these instruments is played on each track. Essentially, Coltrane plays soprano on all "Greensleeves" tracks, and tenor on all "It's Easy to Remember" tracks.

The book source notes that both Jimmy Garrison and Reggie Workman were most likely present for this session, and Workman may have been the bassist on some takes. For this reason, we have included Workman as part of the session personnel, and will update the track information on the bassist if more becomes available. For now, it should be known that Garrison was most likely the bassist on most of the tracks.

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)