John Coltrane – Live 1962 – 2CD
For the 1962 European tour John Coltrane led his quartet to new heights. This set includes an extremely rare recording of Autumn Leaves, a ferocious version of Impressions and two of his iconic covers - The Inchworm and My Favorite Things - the latter played to the point of destruction. This is the Quartet. The group responsible for twenty of modern jazz's seminal recordings from 1961's Live at the Village Vanguard to 1965's Sun Ship. Two years clear of his last tour with Miles Davis and just 5 years shy of his own untimely death, John Coltrane and his group were hitting their stride. Any recording of these four men in full flight is an essential listen, as is this re-mastered, original ORF radio broadcast, of John Coltrane, live at Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria on 28th November 1962, presented here in superb fidelity with background notes and archival imagery.
1. Bye Bye Blackbird - 2. Inchworm - 3. Autumn Leaves - 4. Everytime We Say Goodbye -
1. Mr P.C. - 2. I Want to Talk About You - 3. Impressions - 4. My Favourite Things -
John Coltrane (tenor and soprano saxophone) , McCoy Tyner (piano) , Jimmy Garrison (bass) , Elvin Jones (drums)