Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard is the tenth album by jazz musician John Coltrane and his first live album, released in 1962 on Impulse Records, catalogue A-10. It is the first album to feature the members of the classic quartet of himself with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. In contrast to his previous album for Impulse!, this one generated much turmoil among both critics and audience alike with its challenging music.
John Coltrane's week at the Village Vanguard in 1961 resulted in a total of 22 recorded versions of nine songs, all of which have been released in the four-CD box The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings. This 1998 single CD has the five performances that the great saxophonist had agreed to have released during his lifetime: three numbers from the original Live at the Village Vanguard LP ("Spiritual," "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise," and "Chasin' the Trane") and two songs that appeared on Impressions (the title cut and "India").
Coltrane's 1961 Village Vanguard engagement is legendary - both for the quality of the music and for the controversy it generated at the time. This reissue contains the Live at the Village Vanguard album, nothing more, nothing less, and to my mind offers a very poor value for most listeners. There is another release - the Village Vanguard Master Takes - that offers the 3 tracks here, plus two others ("India" and "Impressions"). These are the 5 tunes from the 1961 Village Vanguard engagement released during Coltrane's lifetime. Another option most listeners should consider is the 4-CD box set which contains all the recorded tracks from the Vanguard engagement.
Composers: John Coltrane. Total duration:1 h 05 min. 01. Spiritual. Live At the Village Vanguard - the Master Takes. Writer: John Coltrane, Composers: John Coltrane, Other contributors: . 02. Softly as In a Morning Sunrise. 03. Chasin' the Trane.
By John Coltrane Quartet. 1. Spiritual - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York/1961. 2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York/1961. 3. Chasin' The Trane - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York/1961. 4. India - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York/1961 - John Coltrane. 5. Impressions - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York/1961 - John Coltrane. More by John Coltrane Quartet. Milestones of Jazz Legends: Jazz Around the World, Vol. 9. Live At The Village Vanguard
Artists John Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard. Live at the Village Vanguard John Coltrane. Live at the Village Vanguard. This album has an average beat per minute of 112 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 104/122 BPM). Tracklist Live at the Village Vanguard.
By John Coltrane, John Coltrane Quartet. PLAY ALL. Live At The Village Vanguard: The Master Takes. Released by Universal Music Mar 2015 5 Tracks. By John Coltrane, John Coltrane Quartet. Live At The Village Vanguard: The Master Takes is a English album released on Mar 2015. Live At The Village Vanguard: The Master Takes Album has 5 songs sung by John Coltrane, John Coltrane Quartet .