The John Coltrane Quartet Plays

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The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
The John Coltrane Quartet Plays.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1965[1]
RecordedFebruary 17–18 and May 17, 1965
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreAvant-garde jazz, post-bop
Length37:52 original LP
59:23 CD reissue
LabelImpulse!
A-85
ProducerBob Thiele
John Coltrane chronology
A Love Supreme
(1965)
The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
(1965)
Ascension
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays (full title The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Chim Chim Cheree, Song of Praise, Nature Boy, Brazilia) is a 1965 album by jazz musician John Coltrane.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chim Chim Cheree" (Sherman, Sherman) – 6:58
  2. "Brazilia" (Coltrane) – 12:56
  3. "Nature Boy" (ahbez) – 8:03
  4. "Song of Praise" (Coltrane) – 9:56

Bonus tracks on CD reissue

  1. "Feeling Good" (Bricusse, Newley) – 6:25
  2. "Nature Boy" [First Version] – 7:06
  3. "Nature Boy" [Live] – 8:00

Recorded on February 17 (#6), February 18 (#3, 5) and May 17, 1965 (#1, 2, 4). Track #7 recorded live at the Village Gate, New York City, on March 28, 1965. A brief passage of applause has been crudely spliced onto the end of this track.[5]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, August 28, 1965.
  2. ^ The John Coltrane Quartet Plays at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 290. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 47. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ Porter et al: The John Coltrane Reference, p. 719.