John Coltrane - Ascension

A magnificent set of improvisations. The first session was released on vinyl in 1966 but John preferred the second session. So without much fanfare, the release was just switched around so there are "Edition I"'s and "Edition II"'s. The line-up is legendary but it is worth a nod towards Archie Shepp and Pharoah Sanders who also join Coltrane on tenor sax.

This is the Japanese Impulse! CD reissue from 2001 that has both editions in the order that was artistically intended.

altitude not attitude


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namakemono 4 January 2022 at 12:07  

Been on a Coltrane binge lately and worked my way up to this gem a few days ago. As tasteful an offering as ever!

Anonymous,  5 January 2022 at 18:43  

this the first coltrane cd i've ever bought when i was a teen.
it was too much at the time thus i had to listen to
my favourite things and a love supreme
then i came back to ascension... and i ascended!

Certifiablockhead 24 January 2022 at 15:21  

thanks, time to Coltrane again, yes...