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John Coltrane May 23, 1961

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
euphonium
euphonium
french horn
french horn
french horn
french horn
french horn
tuba
soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, Reeds
woodwinds
baritone saxophone
piano
bass
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Greensleeves 10:01
Africa / Brass
Catalog #: A-6-S
McCoy Tyner (arranger)
2 Song of the Underground Railroad 6:44
From the Original Master Tapes
Catalog #: MCAD-5541
John Coltrane (arranger)
3 Greensleeves 10:53
4 The Damned Don't Cry 7:35 (arranger), (Conductor)
5 Africa 14:07 Eric Dolphy (arranger)
Content State: draft
genre: Hard bop, bop, progressive
Recording Date: 
1961-05-23
Label Name: 
Impulse
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
euphonium
Skill/instrument: 
euphonium
Skill/instrument: 
french horn
Skill/instrument: 
french horn
Skill/instrument: 
french horn
Skill/instrument: 
french horn
Skill/instrument: 
french horn
Skill/instrument: 
tuba
Skill/instrument: 
soprano saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
bass clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
flute
Skill/instrument: 
Reeds
Skill/instrument: 
woodwinds
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Booker Little
Personnel: 
Freddie Hubbard
Personnel: 
Julian Priester
Personnel: 
Charles Greenlee
Personnel: 
Julius Watkins
Personnel: 
Donald Carrado
Personnel: 
Bob Northern
Personnel: 
Jim Buffington
Personnel: 
Robert Swisshelm
Personnel: 
Bill Barber
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
Garvin Bushell
Personnel: 
Pat Patrick
Personnel: 
McCoy Tyner
Personnel: 
Reggie Workman
Personnel: 
Paul Chambers
Personnel: 
Elvin Jones
Ensemble Size: 
big_band
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Recording company
Company Name: 
Impulse
Session Details: 

The John Coltrane Reference Book provides very extensive information on this session, with almost 40 tracks -- mostly false starts, incompletes, intercuts, and rehearsals. Lord provides the five master tracks that were played in this session; and this is how we have also chosen to reflect it.

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)