John Coltrane records in studio ‘Crescent’ with Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones & Mccoy Tyner (1964)

John Coltrane‘s ‘Crescent’ is a studio album recorded on tenor saxophone exclusively on April 27 and June 1, 1964 and released the same year by Impulse!.

Track Listing : 1.Crescent (John Coltrane) – 08:41 . 2.Wise One (John Coltrane) – 09:00 . 3.Bessie’S Blues (John Coltrane) – 03:22 . 4.Lonnie’S Lament (John Coltrane) – 11:45 . 5.The Drum Thing (John Coltrane) – 07:22

Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy Garrison – Double Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums . Mccoy Tyner – Piano

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Joe Alper – Photography . Charles Stewart – Photography

Recorded On April 27 And June 1, 1964 At At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States.

Released In 1964 By Impulse!.

(Source John Coltrane‘s ‘Crescent’ | The Official Site)

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Crescent lacks the explosive energy of so much of his other celebrated work, but that’s simply a way to distinguish it from those records – not a stick to beat it with. It has a mood all of its own – calming and uneasy all at once […]

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Good stuff! I love that it’s shorter than a lot of the more epic jazz pieces I’ve tried out, 5 tracks at around 40 minutes instead of a sprawling double album that takes a forth-night to finish in any legitimate way. […]

John Coltrane‘s Crescent from the spring of 1964 is an epic album, showing his meditative side that would serve as a perfect prelude to his immortal work A Love Supreme […]


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