John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane | Mono 45rpm 2LP

Original Recordings Group [ORG] / Atlantic

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“John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he explores on his Impulse! debut, Africa/Brass,recorded concurrently, with each involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while retaining melodic beauty. Yet the biggest attraction on the 1961 effort comes via the double-bass interplay between Art Davis and Reggie Workman, whose back-and-forth exchanges produce heat and cause the leader to up his own game. Mastered from the original master tapes, this dead-quiet 180g 45RPM 2LP set presents each pluck of the acoustic basses with tremendous body and decay. Long overdue for audiophile treatment, Olé Coltrane is ready for its closeup, and how.” - ORG Music

“The title track is striking in its resemblance to the Spanish influence heard on Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain. This is taken a bit further as Coltrane's combo stretches out with inspired improvisations from Dolphy, Hubbard, Tyner, and Coltrane, respectively. "Olé" likewise sports some amazing double-bass interaction. The combination of a bowed upright bass played in tandem with the same instrument that is being plucked has a sinister permeation that undoubtedly excited Coltrane, who was perpetually searching for sounds outside the norm. The haunting beauty of "Aisha" stands as one of the finest collaborative efforts between Tyner, the song's author, and Coltrane. The solos from Hubbard, Dolphy, and an uncredited Tyner gleam from within the context of a single facet in a multi-dimensional jewel.” - AllMusic


  • John Coltrane, soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
  • McCoy Tyner, piano
  • George Lane (Eric Dolphy’s pseudonym!), flute, alto sax
  • Reggie Workman, bass
  • Art Davis, bass
  • Elvin Jones, drums

Item description:


John Coltrane


Olé Coltrane


Original Recordings Group [ORG] Music / Atlantic


2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Remastered, Mono, 180 Gram, Gatefold



Release Date:

This reissue: 2013 | Original - 1961




Free Jazz

Catalog No:

ORGM 1086