Impressions (Expanded Edition)
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||India (Live The Village Vanguard 1961)||John Coltrane Quartet||14:10||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Up 'Gainst the Wall||John Coltrane Quartet||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Impressions (Live The Village Vanguard 1961)||John Coltrane Quartet||15:05||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||After the Rain||John Coltrane Quartet||4:27||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Dear Old Stockholm||John Coltrane Quartet||10:37||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Impressions is a hodgepodge of memorable John Coltrane performances from the 1961-1963 period. "India" and "Impressions" are taken from Trane's famous November 1961 engagement at the Village Vanguard; bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy is heard on the former while the latter features a marathon solo from Coltrane on tenor. Also included on this set are 1962's "Up 'Gainst the Wall" and the classic of the album, 1963's "After the Rain." [This edition of Impressions includes the ten-plus-minute bonus track "Dear Old Stockholm."]
Prepare to be impressed.
Eric Dolphy And John Coltrane. Nuff said. If you haven't heard it, buy it. If you've heard "Impression" 'Trane and Dolphy's peerless artistry has already impressed itself on your consciousness, and I would advise you to impress it on your computer's hard drive. We old geezers had the privlage of digging this album when it was still relatively new. You youngsters who haven't already dug it, do so. It's still just as new and hep as it was in in the 60's. I've never heard anything like India before this album came out and I've heard nothing like it since. Peace Ali
An often overlooked treasure
This album was my introduction to Jazz. I still remember the day when one of my roommates in college was strolling across campus, “India” blaring from his portable stereo. It was like nothing I’d ever heard and simultaneously it was something I’d always wanted to hear. That was 20 years ago and I still feel the same way about this often overlooked treasure of John Coltrane’s. This recording is a great representation of his many moods and if you are looking for an entrance into his mercurial world, look no further.
This album was one of the first Jazz album's I've ever owned and it's still one of my favorites. The first time I listened to it, it was one of the most emotional experiences I had at the time. This not one of the most remembered recording in John Coltrane's catalogue, much unlike Blue Train, Giant Steps, and A Love Supreme, but it really is in the same league.
Born: September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, NC
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s
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