Live in Seattle (John Coltrane album)
|Live in Seattle|
|Live album by John Coltrane|
|Recorded||September 30, 1965|
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".
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In July of 1996, the group Sun City Girls billed an upcoming show with the headline "Sun City Girls play John Coltrane's Live in Seattle". One third of the group, Alan Bishop, had this to say of the concert: "Charlie Gocher [SCG drummer] researched the place in Seattle where John Coltrane did the session for the making of that record and it ended up it was turned into an Indian restaurant. He asked the current owners if we could do a show there and the people agreed to it. In further research, by talking to the original engineer, we found out that Coltrane and the other musicians were tripping on acid for that show. So the place was packed and we appeared on stage holding our instruments. Before we hit a note we put the instruments down and went over to a record player and put on side 1 of the actual John Coltrane record, flipped it over to side 2 and then said goodnight. I didn't think it was deceiving - we just did exactly what we advertised."
- All compositions by John Coltrane except as indicated
- "Cosmos" - 10:49 Previously released on original Double LP
- "Out of This World" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 24:20 Previously released on original Double LP
- "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 21:03
- "Tapestry in Sound" (Jimmy Garrison) - 6:07 Previously released on original Double LP
- "Evolution" - 36:10 Previously released on original Double LP
- "Afro-Blue" (Mongo Santamaría) - 34:15
- Recorded September 30, 1965 in Seattle.
- John Coltrane — tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone
- Pharoah Sanders — tenor saxophone
- McCoy Tyner — piano
- Jimmy Garrison — double bass
- Donald Garrett — bass clarinet/double bass
- Elvin Jones — drums