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John Coltrane November 20, 1961

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
piano
bass
drums
announcer
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Announcement 2:23 Norman Granz (announcer)
2 Delilah 11:33 (soprano saxophone), (bass clarinet)
3 Every Time We Say Goodbye 4:24 (soprano saxophone), (omit)
4 Impressions 13:13 (tenor saxophone), (bass clarinet, alto saxophone)
5 Naima 7:00 (tenor saxophone), (bass clarinet)
6 My Favorite Things (false start) 0:16 (soprano saxophone), (flute)
7 Announcement by Coltrane (addressing previous false start) 0:36 John Coltrane (announcer)
8 My Favorite Things 28:02 (soprano saxophone), (flute)
Content State: draft
genre: Hard bop, bop, progressive
Recording Date: 
1961-11-20
Label Name: 
Magnetic, Denmark Radio
Leader(s): 
John Coltrane
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
flute
Skill/instrument: 
bass clarinet
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: 
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: 
Falkoner Centret
Venue Location: 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Recording company
Company Name: 
Magnetic, Denmark Radio
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 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.

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)