John Coltrane - The Final Act (1961 - 1967)

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John Coltrane is undoubtedly one of the most influential players in the history of jazz, yet his important work fits within a brief twelve-year period (1955—1967). Previously in this series we have covered his work in the 1950s with Miles Davis for Prestige and Columbia, his blowing sessions on Prestige, his solo work with Blue Note (Blue Train), his breakout recordings for Atlantic (Giant Steps) and his collaborations with Duke Ellington and Johnny Hartman. In this hour, we will focus on the Impulse! years, the last chapter in the works of John Coltrane.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • John Coltrane Trio "Chasin' the Trane" from Live at the Village Vanguard (Impulse!) 3:24
  • Host speaks 19:21
  • John Coltrane Quartet "Crescent" from Crescent (Impulse!) 21:42
  • Host speaks 30:21
  • John Coltrane Quartet "A Love Supreme, Part 1—Acknowledgement" from A Love Supreme (Impulse!) 32:10
  • Host speaks 39:54
  • John Coltrane Quartet "Offering" from Stellar Regions (Impulse!) 42:23
  • Host speaks 50:43
  • John Coltrane—Rashied Ali Duo "Jupiter" from Interstellar Space (Impulse) 51:51
  • Host Outro 57:10

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