John Coltrane November 23, 1961
|#||Tracks||Playtime||Issue||Variance from Main Session Personnel|
|4||My Favorite Things||20:48|
|7||My Favorite Things||25:55|
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 that Dolphy plays on alto saxophone, bass clarinet and flute, the book source specifies which of these instruments is played on each track.
There were actually two concerts that were played on this date, one at 7:00pm, and the second at 9:15pm. We have combined both of these concerts into this one session, under the date of November 23, 1961. ("Blue Train" to "My Favorite Things" were played in the first concert, and "Naima" to "My Favorite Things" were played in the second concert).
The book source notes that these performances were private recordings. They were purchased by the Swedish Radio Network. The Swedish label Historical Performance features music that was taken directly from these private Stockholm recordings. Later re-releases were probably re-recorded from the original issue rather than drawn from the earlier tapes.