Alternative Press - 3/03, p.1174 stars out of 5
- "...Listen and marvel.."
Down Beat - p.744 stars out of 5
-- "[With a] breathless (and aptly titled) 'Out Of This World' and graceful 'Soul Eyes.'"
John Coltrane Quartet: John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (bass); Elvin Jones (drums).
Producer: Bob Thiele.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 11, June 19, 20 & 29 and September 18, 1962. Includes liner notes by Bob Thiele and Michael Cuscuna.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media Studios).
This Deluxe Edition of COLTRANE includes a bonus disc of previously unissued material.
Personnel includes: John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophone);
McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (bass); Elvin Jones (drums).
Producer: Bob Thiele.
Reissue producers: Ken Druker and Bryan Koniarz.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey between April & September 1962. Includes liner notes by Carl Woideck and Rudy Van Gelder.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: John Coltrane (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone); McCoy Tyner, Red Garland (piano); Elvin Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums).
Liner Note Author: Michael Cuscuna.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (04/11/1962-09/18/1962).
Photographers: Pete Turner ; Kwame Brathwaite; Lee Tanner.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Johnny Splawn; Mal Waldron.
John Coltrane's albums, especially the ones he recorded in the 1960s, can usually be assessed as either groundbreaking or "ground holding" (that is, Coltrane would develop trails he'd previously blazed). COLTRANE (1962) may fall into the latter category, but that doesn't make it any less satisfying. Featuring the great saxophonist's legendary quartet (pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison), COLTRANE is packed with spectacular playing, especially on the lengthy, winding "Out of This World," the pulsing, Eastern-tinged "Tunji," and the hard bop-flavored "Miles' Mode."