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John Coltrane November 23, 1961

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
piano
bass
drums
Content State: draft
genre: Hard bop, bop, progressive
Recording Date: 
1961-11-23
Label Name: 
Swedish Radio Network, Historical Performance
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
Personnel: 
Eric Dolphy
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: 
session private
Venue Name: 
Konserthuset
Venue Location: 
Stockholm, Sweden
Recording company
Company Name: 
Swedish Radio Network, Historical Performance
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 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.

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)