John Coltrane records ‘Transition’ with Mccoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (1965)

John Coltrane‘s ‘Transition’ is an album recorded on May 26 & June 10, 1965 and released posthumously only in 1970 by Impulse!..

Track Listing : 1.Transition (John Coltrane) – 15:31 . 2.Dear Lord (John Coltrane) – 05:32 . 3.Suite (Prayer And Meditation: Day, Peace And After, Prayer And Meditation: Evening, Affirmation, Prayer And Meditation: 4 A.M.) (John Coltrane) – 21:20

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

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele, John Coltrane Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes

Recorded On May 26 & June 10, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In July 1970 By Impulse!.

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


Jessica Williams
Elvin Jones is the catalyst for this feeling. There’s no ding-ding-ga-ding on the cymbals, but a DAAAA-da-DAAAA that swings in a way no drummer has before or since. He’s a force of nature. Everything in Elvin’s time is tripletsand there are elements of his favorites (Philly Joe, Blakey, Max), but the elements are so deconstructed and redefined that it’s entirely his own invention. […]
It is aptly titled, since it’s not much different from A Love Supreme and contemporary works, where the freeness wasn’t taking control of Trane’s entire music, actually there’s this majestic balance of spiritual climaxes and more down-to-earth post bop with extreme talent. […]

yerblues @ RateYourMusic
Why this material wasn’t released at the time is puzzling. The eponymous opener is one Coltrane’s strongest performances. It is, curiously enough, followed up by a lovely track from a different recording session. On its own, “Dear Lord” is one of Coltrane’s best ballads. […]

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