John Coltrane November 20, 1961
|#||Tracks||Playtime||Issue||Variance from Main Session Personnel|
|1||Announcement||2:23||Norman Granz (announcer)|
|3||Every Time We Say Goodbye||4:24|
|6||My Favorite Things (false start)||0:16|
|7||Announcement by Coltrane (addressing previous false start)||0:36||John Coltrane (announcer)|
|8||My Favorite Things||28:02|
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 plays on bass clarinet, alto saxophone and flute, and both sources specify what he plays on each track.
According to the book source, Dolphy plays both alto saxophone and bass clarinet on "Impressions."
The announcer, Norman Granz, speaks briefly on the first track. Coltrane is listed as an announcer for the second to last track because he addresses the unintentional false start of "My Favorite Things." There is a transcript of what he said provided in the book source. In brief, he says that the false start was a mistake due to "technical difficulties" and distraction from the audience's applause. He then re-introduces the track, "My Favorite Things," to be played again as the final track.
The original performance was broadcast was by Denmark Radio, and the session was later released by the Magnetic label.