Contains four tracks that originally appeared on the posthumous rarities compilation FEELIN' GOOD along with the previously unreleased "The Last Blues."
Personnel: John Coltrane (soprano & tenor saxophones); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (bass); Elvin Jones (drums).
Producers: Bob Thiele, John Coltrane.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 10 & 16, 1965. Tracks 1-4 originally issued on Impulse (9345). Includes liner notes by David A. Wild.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Eric Labson (MCA Music Media Studios).
This is part of Impulse's The New Thing series.
Personnel: John Coltrane (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Elvin Jones (drums).
Liner Note Author: David Wild.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (06/10/1965/06/16/1965).
Photographers: Kwame Brathwaite; Chuck Stewart.
These are sides recorded during a brief summer lull in the life of Trane's famed quartet, the majority of them issued previously on the albums INFINITY and FEELIN' GOOD. The album has the spacious intensity of Trane's latter-day compositions that jar, probe, and bend the horizontal and vertical dimensions of his earlier music while finding stability in the seasoned vigor of the band. "Living Space" appears without strings here, its melody overdubbed by Trane, in unison, on both tenor and soprano. It has the searching, mysterious quality of a mantra unlocking unseen doors, and recalls the waxing fire of A LOVE SUPREME'S "Resolution." "Untitled 90320" offers perhaps the most free environment of the five cuts, with McCoy hanging chordal fragments in thin air as Elvin sympathizes energetically with Trane's excursions into unexplored harmonic vistas. Think four dimensions or more.