The Record Collection

John Coltrane: The Unissued Seattle Broadcast (1965) 2011

The Unissued Seattle Broadcast

Track list:

01. Announcement
02. Untitled Original
03. Afro Blue
04. Lush Life
05. My Favorite Things [incomplete]

Personnel:

John Coltrane – soprano sax, tenor sax;
Pharoah sanders – tenor sax;
Donald Garrett – bass clarinet, bass;
McCoy Tyner – piano;
Jimmy Garrison – bass;
Elvin Jones – drums

Recorded: live broadcast from The Penthouse, Seattle, Washington; September 30, 1965
Released: June 14,2011
Label: Rare Live Recordings
RLR88664

Liner notes (2011): Albert Michael

*****
On September 30, 1965, John Coltrane took his new group to The Penthouse, in Seattle, to make a professional recording during that engagement which would later be issued on Impulse as ‘Live in Seattle’ [WMC5-116].

That same day, the group was broadcast over the radio and the music was taped by an amateur fan.

All preserved music from this broadcast, which doesn’t duplicate a single note of the aforementioned album, is presented on this release.

Among its highlights are a long version of an untitled original tune, and Trane’s final version of Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life”, which only appears in his discography on two other occasions.

*****

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