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Impulse! Albums, Vol. 2
     

The Impulse! Albums, Vol. 2

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by John Coltrane
 
This second volume in Universal/Impulse's reissuing of the albums of John Coltrane contains some choice titles. For those who love the early Impulse Trane, there is certainly something here for you in the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman collection of ballads. There's also the excellent quartet era with

Overview

This second volume in Universal/Impulse's reissuing of the albums of John Coltrane contains some choice titles. For those who love the early Impulse Trane, there is certainly something here for you in the John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman collection of ballads. There's also the excellent quartet era with Live at Birdland, Crescent, and the seminal A Love Supreme, the record that changed everything ever after for him. In addition, there is the 1963 album Impressions, a compilation of sorts. There is a long quartet selection called "Up 'Gainst the Wall" (1962), a beautiful but brief "After the Rain" with drummer Roy Haynes sitting in for Elvin Jones from 1963, the title cut, and opening number "India," recorded with Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet and Reggie Workman as an additional bassist. A classic but seldom discussed collection. The sound is terrific and the price is certainly right for this box if you don't have these titles.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517564336
catalogNumber:
001059102

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Eric Dolphy   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Jimmy Garrison   Bass,Upright Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Johnny Hartman   Vocals
Roy Haynes   Drums
Reggie Workman   Bass,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
George Gray   Cover Design
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Amiri Baraka   Liner Notes
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer,Audio Production,Cover Photo
Hy Zaret   Composer
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo
A.B. Spellman   Liner Notes
Charles Stewart   Cover Photo
Victor Kalin   Paintings
Joe Alper   Cover Photo
Hollis King   Art Direction
Joe Lebow   Liner Notes,Liner Design
Robert Mellin   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Viceroy   Cover Design
Robert Flynn   Cover Design

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The Impulse! Albums, Vol. 2 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I'm fairly new into the world of John Coltrane's music. Though he died in 1967, aged 40, his time on earth brought revolution in jazz and in the method of playing the tenor saxophone. His genius is unparalled, and this set here is the deal of the month. This is the second volume in what looks to be a three volume series of releases of Coltrane's original albums on the Impulse label. There are no bonus tracks to disrupt the original order of the songs. Some may be bothered by this. However, the albums here are magnificent and pristinely remastered from the original tapes. The contents of the set are: "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman", "Impressions", "Live At Birdland", "Crescent", and "A Love Supreme". These are all wonderful albums, with "...Coltrane & ...Hartman" and "A Love Supreme" being two of the finest albums of the 1960's. The original liner notes ae reproduced as well from the original alums. You may need a magnifying glass to read them however. That's the only complaint I have of this set, which I consider an essential purchase.