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John Coltrane – Live At The Village Vanguard Again!

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  • Live At The Village Vanguard Again! is a live jazz album by saxophonist John Coltrane. Recorded in May 1966 during a live performance at the Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City, the album features Coltrane playing in the free jazz style that characterized his final years. The lineup features Coltrane's quintet, with Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, and flute, Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone and flute, Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, supplemented by Emanuel Rahim on percussion.

    Coltrane's group played at the Village Vanguard on two consecutive weekends (May 20–22 and 27-29, 1966), sharing the bill with Clark Terry on the first weekend, and Coleman Hawkins on the second. The album, which was recorded on Saturday, May 28, features two extended pieces, "Naima" and "My Favorite Things", culled from a much longer tape.

    In his liner notes, Nat Hentoff noted: "Both songs have long been part of the Coltrane repertory, but again Coltrane has found in them the base for new dimensions of expressiveness." Coltrane biographer Eric Nisenson stated that "Coltrane was obviously making a statement about how far he had come since both his first Vanguard album and his first recording of these two pieces. By recording such familiar tunes, he hoped perhaps to give those having difficulty with his new music some sort of familiar territory from which he could jump off to new, unexplored terrain." Ekkehard Jost wrote that "a comparison of the different versions of these two titles is all one needs, to realize the influence of the six years in between on Coltrane's musical development," and stated that, on this album, "Naima" "becomes a launching pad for tension-charged improvisations. Points of contact between them and the original material are established in sporadic fragments of the theme, and hardly at all by harmonic references to the chord progressions. This is a kind of melodic-motivic improvisation that does not take place within the time-boundaries of the theme; those boundaries are stretched or shrunk as prompted by the flow of musical ideas."

  • Artist: John Coltrane
    Label: Impulse!
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Jazz
  • A1 Naima
    A2 Introduction To My Favorite Things
    B My Favorite Things