John Coltrane finishes the recording of ‘The John Coltrane Quartet Plays’ with Mccoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Art Davis and Elvin Jones (1965)

‘The John Coltrane Quartet Plays’ is an album (full title ‘The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Chim Chim Cheree, Song of Praise, Nature Boy, Brazilia’) recorded on February 17-18, March 28 and May 17, 1965 and released the same year by Impulse!

Track Listing : 1.Chim Chim Cheree (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman) – 06:58 . 2.Brazilia (John Coltrane) – 12:56 . 3.Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) – 08:03 . 4.Song Of Praise (John Coltrane) – 09:56

Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone And Soprano Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Jimmy Garrison – Double Bass Except (3) . Art Davis – Double Bass On (3) . Elvin Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Hollis King – Art Direction . Frank Kofsky – Liner Notes . Joe Lebow – Liner Design . Lee Tanner – Cover Photo

Recorded On February 17-18, March 28 And May 17, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs And On March 28, 1965 At Village Gate, New York City.

Released In 1965 By Impulse!.

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Sputnikmusic.com
Coltrane comes in with a prayer-like invocation (similar to his earlier free ballads) before launching into a spiritually deep solo, propelled by Elvin’s rumbling rolls and McCoy Tyner’s supportive harmony. The group had recorded this tune in 1963, but the tape was lost. Doubtless, by 1965 it had changed a great deal. […]

Blogcritics
First of all, the players on the album are among the finest he ever worked with. This is the classic quartet of McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums). There is one unusual addition to the quartet, the added bass of Art Davis to “Nature Boy,” making it a “dueling basses” type of thing. […]

All About Jazz
The guy has a hit with “My Favorite Things,” and some record company executive with gold chains sticking out of his chest hairs says, “Johnny! We love this far out stuff, this ‘Chasin’ the Trane’ stuff. Beautiful. You’re a spiritual cat, you know, Trane (may I call you Trane)? And I respect that. I do. But hey, we want to sell records, you know what I’m saying. […]

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