The Impulse! Albums, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2008
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517564336
  • Catalog Number: 001059102
  • Sales rank: 54,587

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 They Say It's Wonderful (5:20)
  2. 2 Dedicated to You (5:32)
  3. 3 My One and Only Love (4:55)
  4. 4 Lush Life (5:29)
  5. 5 You Are Too Beautiful (5:36)
  6. 6 Autumn Serenade (4:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 India (14:09)
  2. 2 Up 'Gainst the Wall (3:14)
  3. 3 Impressions (15:01)
  4. 4 After the Rain (4:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Afro-Blue (10:49)
  2. 2 I Want to Talk About You (8:10)
  3. 3 The Promise (8:07)
  4. 4 Alabama (5:08)
  5. 5 Your Lady (6:37)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Crescent (8:44)
  2. 2 Wise One (9:03)
  3. 3 Bessie's Blues (3:35)
  4. 4 Lonnie's Lament (11:47)
  5. 5 The Drum Thing (7:23)
Disc 5
  1. 1 A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement (7:42)
  2. 2 A Love Supreme, Pt. 2: Resolution (7:19)
  3. 3 A Love Supreme, Pt. 3: Pursuance (10:42)
  4. 4 A Love Supreme, Pt. 4: Psalm (7:02)
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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
Leroi Jones Liner Notes
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Mongo SantamarĂ­a 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful!

    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.

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