The John Coltrane Quartette* ‎– Coltrane

Impulse! ‎– AS-21
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Stereo

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A1 Out Of This World
Written-By – H. Arlen-J. Mercer*
A2 Soul Eyes
Written-By – Mal Waldron
B1 The Inch Worm
Written-By – F. Loesser*
B2 Tunji (Toon-Gee)
Written-By – J. Coltrane*
B3 Miles' Mode
Written-By – J. Coltrane*

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Recorded 11 April and 20 June, 1962 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Labels with ABC-Paramount was used 1963-1967

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A-21 The John Coltrane Quartette* Coltrane(LP, Album, Mono, Amp) Impulse! A-21 US 1962 Sell This Version
MCA-29011 The John Coltrane Quartette* Coltrane(LP, Album, RE, RM) MCA Impulse!, Impulse!, MCA Records MCA-29011 US 1980 Sell This Version
UCCU-5632 The John Coltrane Quartet Coltrane(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Impulse! UCCU-5632 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
A-21, AS-21 The John Coltrane Quartette* Coltrane(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, MCA Records A-21, AS-21 US 1980 Sell This Version
254 609-2 The John Coltrane Quartette* Coltrane(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 254 609-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version



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September 2, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
Never in my life have I encountered an artist who has enthralled me so consistently and completely, as John Coltrane.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard one of his albums for the first time and said "This has got to be his greatest work". Of course it happened with Blue Train, but it also happened with Impressions, Giant Steps, My Favorite Things, Plays The Blues, and Olé.
At my current state of comprehension and taste, I think that THIS ALBUM, as well as the stunning (and also criminally overlooked) Coltrane's Sound [Atlantic 1419] are my true favorites — though that's obviously liable to change at a moment's notice. The sheer power of The Quartet simply cannot be denied.

I stand in awe and disbelief at the beauty and intensity with which this band played, during these magic years. Some of McCoy Tyner's finest soloing can be heard on this record, and of course Elvin never slips up once. Jimmy holds it all together, and then there's Trane, out in front, playing at the ideal middle point between his buttoned-up early years and the urgency of his late period.

Heavy, heartfelt; simply earth-shaking.