John Coltrane / John Coltrane Quintet

Live in Japan [4CD]

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This very interesting four-CD set contains two sets of music by the 1966 John Coltrane Quintet, recorded in Tokyo, Japan. Most of the music had not been released in the United States until 1991. Coltrane (heard on tenor, soprano, and alto) engages in some ferocious interplay with Pharoah Sanders (on tenor, alto, and bass clarinet), pianist Alice Coltrane, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Rashied Ali; fans of Trane's earlier records may not like these atonal flights. However, listeners who enjoy avant-garde jazz will find many stirring moments among the very lengthy performances. The shortest piece is the 25-minute version of "Peace on Earth," and "My Favorite Things" goes on for over 57 minutes.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 12:22
2 26:25

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 54:33

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 25:05

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 57:19
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