Live in Seattle (John Coltrane album)

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Live in Seattle
Live album by John Coltrane
Released 1971
Recorded September 30, 1965
Label Impulse! Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Live in Seattle is an album by jazz musician John Coltrane on Impulse! Records, recorded in 1965 and released posthumously in 1971. The original Double LP issue was expanded to 2 CDs for the reissue.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow warns "Coltrane experts know that 1965 was the year that his music became quite atonal and, with the addition of Sanders, often very violent. This music, therefore, is not for fans of Coltrane's earlier sheets of sound period or for those who prefer jazz as melodic background music... This is innovative and difficult music that makes today's young lions (not to mention the pop saxophonists) sound very old-fashioned in comparison".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Coltrane except as indicated

Disc 1:

  1. "Cosmos" - 10:49 Previously released on original Double LP
  2. "Out of This World" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 24:20 Previously released on original Double LP
  3. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 21:03
  4. "Tapestry in Sound" (Jimmy Garrison) - 6:07 Previously released on original Double LP

Disc 2:

  1. "Evolution" - 36:10 Previously released on original Double LP
  2. "Afro-Blue" (Mongo Santamaría) - 34:15
  • Recorded September 30, 1965 in Seattle.

Personnel[edit]

Donald Garrett claims to have played a normal (b-flat soprano) clarinet, rather than a bass-clarinet on both this session and the subsequent Om. Despite the sleevenotes remaining unchanged, auditory evidence supports his claim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 7 July 2009