John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘Infinity,’ an album for Impulse! (1966)

John Coltrane’s ‘Infinity’ is a posthumous album recorded on June 16 & September 22, 1965 and February 2, 1966, featuring overdubs with strings added by Alice Coltrane and released in September 1972 by Impulse!

Track Listing : 1.Peace On Earth (John Coltrane) – 08:33 . 2.Living Space (John Coltrane) – 10:28 . 3.Joy (John Coltrane) – 07:54 . 4.Leo (John Coltrane) – 09:52

Musicians : John Coltrane – Soprano & Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, Bells, Percussion On (4) . Pharoah Sanders – Tenor Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Tambourine, Percussion On (4) . Mccoy Tyner – Piano On (2 – 3) . Jimmy Garrison – Bass On (2 – 3) . Elvin Jones – Drums On (2 – 3) . Rashied Ali – Drums On (1 – 4) . Ray Appleton – Percussion On (1 – 4) . Alice Coltrane – Piano On (1 – 4), Harp On (1 – 2 – 3), Organ On (1 – 4), Vibraphone On (1 – 3), Tamboura On (2), Timpani On (4) . Charlie Haden – Bass On (1 – 3 – 4) . Joan Chapman – Tamboura On (2) . Oran Coltrane – Bells On (2) . James Getzoff – Violin . Gerald Vinci – Violin . Gordon Marron – Violin . Michael White – Violin . Rollice Dale – Viola . Myra Kestenbaum – Viola . Jesse Ehrlich – Cello . Edgar Lustgarten – Cello . Murray Adler – Concert Master

Production : Produced By Ed Michel Gil Fortis – Assistant Engineer . Kevin Reeves – Mastering

Package : Mike Diehl – Design . Chester Sheard – Photography . Richard Taylor – Illustrations

Recorded On June 16, 1965, September 22, 1965 And February 2, 1966 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs; Coast Recorders, San Francisco And The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California.

Released In September 1972 By Impulse!.

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The release of Infinity in 1972 was greeted with shock and even fury in some quarters, for the simple reason that Alice Coltrane had taken previously unheard recordings by her late husband and added strings and additional instrumentation. But it’s a fantastic album, because Alice Coltrane was a brilliant arranger. […]

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I’m still figuring out which style is his prevailing motif (presuming there is one) but this album is an excellent elision of his 3 worlds. […]

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Coltrane and I have been tumbling through the ages and most recently the fire has caught with some of his modal jazz and post-bop records that helped define just what those terms mean. But Infinity… I vaguely recall […]

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