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In April 1962.

In April 1962, “Impulse!” label released “Coltrane”, the eleventh John Coltrane album. It was recorded April – June, 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane— tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner— piano
  • Jimmy Garrison— bass
  • Elvin Jones— drums
  • Pete Turner- photography

Track listing:

  1. Out of This World – Harold Arlen
  2. Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron
  3. The Inch Worm – Frank Loesser
  4. Tunji – John Coltrane
  5. Miles’ Mode – John Coltrane
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In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Atlantic” label released “My Favorite Things”, the seventh John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün. In 1998, the album received “Grammy Hall of Fame” award.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Steve Davis– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle — engineering
  • Lee Friedlander— photography
  • Loring Eutemey — cover design
  • Bill Coss — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II,, Richard Rodgers
  2. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  3. Summertime – Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
  4. But Not for Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

In February 1966.

In February 1966, “Impulse!” label released “Ascension”, the 38th John Coltrane album. It was recorded on June 28, 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Dewey Johnson– trumpet
  • Marion Brown, John Tchicai– alto saxophone
  • Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison– bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. Edition I

Ascension – John Coltrane

  1. Edition II

Ascension – John Coltrane

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “Impulse!” label released “Duke Ellington & John Coltrane”, album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. It was recorded on September 26, 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington- piano
  • John Coltrane- tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Jimmy Garrison, Aaron Bell- bass
  • Elvin Jones, Sam Woodyard– drums

Track listing:

  1. In a Sentimental Mood – Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz
  2. Take the Coltrane – Duke Ellington
  3. Big Nick – John Coltrane
  4. Stevie – Duke Ellington
  5. My Little Brown Book – Billy Strayhorn
  6. Angelica – Duke Ellington
  7. The Feeling of Jazz – Duke Ellington, Bobby Troup, George T. Simon

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Impulse” label released “Dear John C.” the fourth Elvin Jones album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Charlie Mariano- alto saxophone
  • Roland Hanna,Hank Jones – piano
  • Richard Davis– bass

Track listing:

  1. Dear John C.- Hammer, Bob Thiele
  2. Smoke Rings – Gifford, Washington
  3. Love Bird – Charlie Mingus
  4. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  5. Anthropology – Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker
  6. This Love of Mine – Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra
  7. Fantazm – Duke Ellington
  8. Ballade – Hammer
  9. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis

In September 1966.

In September 1966, “Impulse” label released “Meditations”, the twenty-third John Coltrane album. It was recorded on November 23, 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in  Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone, band leader
  • Pharoah Sanders– tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Jimmy Garrison– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Rashied Ali– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost
  2. Compassion
  3. Love
  4. Consequences
  5. Serenity

On May 18, 2004.

Elvin Jones

On May 18, 2004, Elvin Ray Jones died aged 77. Being a jazz drummer of the post-bop era  he performed with  Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis, but he is best known as a member of the John Coltrane quartet (from 1960 to 1966) along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano, in the celebrated recording phase including the album “A love supreme”.