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John Coltrane November 2, 1961

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone, bass clarinet
tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Chasin' Another Trane 15:34 (alto saxophone), (tenor saxophone), (drums), (omit)
2 India 13:13
From the Original Master Tapes
Catalog #: MCAD-5541
(bass clarinet), (soprano saxophone), (English Horn), (tamboura), (bass)
3 Spiritual 15:16
From the Original Master Tapes
Catalog #: MCAD-5541
(bass clarinet), (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), (contra-bassoon)
4 Softly As in a Morning Sunrise 6:25 (soprano saxophone), (omit)
5 Chasin' the Trane 15:55 (alto saxophone), (tenor saxophone), (bass), (omit), (omit)
6 Greensleeves 6:18 (soprano saxophone), (omit)
7 Impressions 10:55 (alto saxophone), (tenor saxophone), (bass), (omit)
Content State: draft
Recording Date: 
1961-11-02
Label Name: 
Impulse!
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
bass clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
soprano saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
John Coltrane
Personnel: 
McCoy Tyner
Personnel: 
Reggie Workman
Personnel: 
Elvin Jones
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Village Vanguard
Venue Location: 
New York, NY
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, and Dolphy on bass-clarinet and alto saxophone, the book source specifies which of these two instruments is played on each track.

Also, Lord notes Abdul-Malik to be playing the oud (a Middle Eastern instrument) on the "India" tracks, but the book source says that this is a mis-identification, and that the instrument being played is actually the tamboura (an Indian drone instrument). Lord also notes that Garvin Bushell plays the oboe and contrabassoon, but the book source says that the former was actually a misidentification, aural evidence suggests that the oboe is actually the English horn.

On the "Spiritual" track, Coltrane actually plays both tenor and soprano.

The book source also specifies that the Village Vanguard is located at 7th Avenue, 11th St., borough of Manhattan.

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)