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John Coltrane November 18, 1961

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone, flute
tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
piano
bass
drums
announcer
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Announcement 0:33 Norman Granz (announcer)
2 Impressions 10:41
The Complete Paris Concerts
Catalog #: MRCD 114/15
(tenor saxophone), (alto saxophone)
3 I Want to Talk About You 6:42
The Complete Paris Concerts
Catalog #: MRCD 114/15
(tenor saxophone), (omit)
4 Blue Train 16:06
The Complete Paris Concerts
Catalog #: MRCD 114/15
(tenor saxophone), (alto saxophone)
5 My Favorite Things 22:23
The Complete Paris Concerts
Catalog #: MRCD 114/15
(soprano saxophone), (omit)
6 Announcement 1:30 Norman Granz (announcer)
7 Blue Train 12:57
The Complete Paris Concerts
Catalog #: MRCD 114/15
(tenor saxophone), (alto saxophone)
8 I Want to Talk About You 9:26
The Complete Paris Concerts
Catalog #: MRCD 114/15
(tenor saxophone), (omit)
9 My Favorite Things 25:14
The Complete Paris Concerts
Catalog #: MRCD 114/15
(soprano saxophone), (flute)
Content State: draft
genre: Hard bop, bop, progressive
Recording Date: 
1961-11-18
Label Name: 
Jazz Way, Magnetic
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
flute
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
soprano saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
announcer
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
McCoy Tyner
Personnel: 
Reggie Workman
Personnel: 
Elvin Jones
Personnel: 
Norman Granz
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
radio broadcast
Venue Name: 
Olympia
Venue Location: 
Paris, France
Recording company
Company Name: 
Jazz Way, Magnetic
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 two instruments is played on each track. Dolphy is on both alto saxophone and flute, and both sources specify what he plays on each track.

The book source specifies that this session was technically two separate concerts, the first at 6:30pm, and the second at 11:30pm. These were private recordings that were also radio broadcasts. The information from the book source is derived from a radio master tape (which was provided by a Michel Delorme).

The announcer, Norman Granz, speaks before the start of each concert -- which is why there are two announcements in this session (because there were two separate concerts, each of which had an introduction).

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)