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John Coltrane Quartet – Crescent

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Impulse!

John Coltrane Quartet – Crescent

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“Crescent is a 1964 studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released by Impulse! as A-66. Alongside Coltrane on tenor saxophone, the album features McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (double bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) playing original Coltrane compositions.

Coltrane does not solo at all on side two of the original LP; the ballad "Lonnie's Lament" instead features a long bass solo by Garrison. The album's closing track is an improvisational feature for Jones (with spare melodic accompaniment from Coltrane's tenor sax and Garrison's bass at the song's beginning and end): Coltrane continued to explore drum/saxophone duets in live performances with this group and on subsequent recordings such as the posthumously released Interstellar Space (with Rashied Ali).” - Wiki

“John Coltrane's Crescent from the spring of 1964 is an epic album, showing his meditative side that would serve as a perfect prelude to his immortal work A Love Supreme. His finest quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones supports the somewhat softer side of Coltrane, and while not completely in ballad style, the focus and accessible tone of this recording work wonders for anyone willing to sit back and let this music enrich and wash over you. While not quite at the "sheets of sound" unfettered music he would make before his passing in 1967, there are hints of this group stretching out in restrained dynamics, playing as lovely a progressive jazz as heard anywhere in any time period.” - AllMusic

Musicians:

  • John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison - double bass
  • Elvin Jones - drums

Item description:

Artist:

John Coltrane Quartet

Title:

Crescent

Label:

Impulse!

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition, Remastered, 180 Gram, Gatefold

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 1997 | Original - 1964

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Free Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal

Catalog No:

IMP-200

Condition:

New