John Coltrane ‎– Ascension (Edition II)

Impulse! ‎– AS-95, Impulse! ‎– A-95
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A Ascension (Part I) 18:35
B Ascension (Part II) 19:15

Companies, etc.



First catalogue number on labels, second on cover.

Recorded 28 June, 1965 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
This is the 2nd pressing with the 1st take of the piece.
By accident Bob Thiele put out the wrong take. After he went through the initial press run, he switched the masters to the other take and inscribed edition II on the inside of the runout circle. So there are really two versions of ascension.

Edition II solo order

(Opening Ensemble)
Coltrane solo (3:10–5:48)
Johnson solo (7:45–9:30)
Sanders solo (11:55–14:25)
Hubbard solo (15:40–17:40)
Tchicai solo (18:50–20:00)
Shepp solo (21:10–24:10)
Brown solo (25:10–27:16)
Tyner solo (29:55–33:26)
Davis and Garrison duet (33:26–35:50)
(Concluding Ensemble)

Mastering credits from runout info.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): AS-95-A-1 EDITION II LW VAN GELDER
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): AS-95-B-1 EDITION II LW VAN GELDER
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout fragment side A+B, stamped): VAN GELDER

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A-95 US 1967 Sell This Version
RR-98-245-2 John Coltrane Ascension(CD, Album, Unofficial) Oldis, VAPP association, Release Records (3) RR-98-245-2 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
SH-3076 John Coltrane Ascension(LP, Album) Impulse! SH-3076 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II) (LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-95 US 1973 Sell This Version
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II)(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse! AS-95 France Unknown Sell This Version