A John Coltrane Retrospective: The Impulse Years

A John Coltrane Retrospective: The Impulse Years

by John Coltrane

CD(3 Cd Set)

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A John Coltrane Retrospective: The Impulse Years

Each album John Coltrane released on Impulse Records had a specific mood and tone; often, they were sequenced in a specific order to maximize the emotional impact of the music. Consequently, a compilation isn't the best way to hear these records, and Retrospective: Impulse proves that. There's certainly a lot of wonderful, timeless music on this collection, from "Naima" to "Alabama," but this disc isn't the way to appreciate it, since its sequencing doesn't have the same impact or context as the original albums. Some casual fans or curious listeners might use this as an introduction, and it isn't necessarily bad, since it does have an abundence of good music. However, it's not as good an introduction to the Impulse records as the original records themselves.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/1992
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105011921
catalogNumber: 3119

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Rashied Ali   Drums
Art Davis   Bass
Eric Dolphy   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Booker Little   Trumpet
Julian Priester   Euphonium
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Aaron Bell   Bass
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Billy Barber   Tuba
James Buffington   French Horn
Garvin Bushell   Reeds
Alice Coltrane   Piano
Donald Corrado   French Horn
Duke Ellington   Piano
Johnny Hartman   Vocals
Roy Haynes   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Robert "Brother Ah" Northern   French Horn
Pat Patrick   Reeds
Reggie Workman   Bass
Charles Greenlea   Euphonium
Robert Swisshelm   French Horn

Technical Credits

McCoy Tyner   Arranger
John Coltrane   Producer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Andy Baltimore   Director
Scott Johnson   Art Direction,Illustrations

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