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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.


  • 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.


  • 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 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.


  • 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 December 25, 2016.


On December 25, 2016, Alphonse Lee Mouzon died aged 68. He was a composer, arranger, producer and actor, and the owner of Tenacious Records. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and music acts including Arild Andersen, Donald Byrd,  Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey, Joachim Kühn, Les McCann, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Eugene McDaniels, Betty Davis, Infinity, Doug Carn, Norman Connors, Willie Colon, Poussez, Al Di Meola, Torsten de Winkel, Hellmut Hattler, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Fania All-Stars, Carlos Garnett, George Gruntz, Tim Hardin, Miki Howard, Paul Jackson, Paul Jackson Jr., Alphonso Johnson and Patrick Moraz.

On December 29, 2008.


On December 29, 2008, Frederick Dewayne “Freddie” Hubbard died aged 70. He was trumpeter, known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles. He has performed and recorded with many famous musicians including George Benson, Walter Benton, Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, George Cables, Betty Carter, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Drew, Charles Earland, Bill Evan,  Joe Farrell, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, J.J. Johnson, Quincy Jones, John Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Jackie McLean, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Alphonse Mouzon, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Rufus, Poncho Sanchez, Don Sebesky, Wayne Shorter, Leon Thomas, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton and Randy Weston.

On April 20, 1964.

John Coltrane- The Believer-jpg

On April 20, 1964, “Prestige Records” label released “The Believer” album by John Coltrane. It was recorded December 20, 1957, January 10, 1958,  December 26, 1958, at ”Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Bob Weinstock and Esmond Edwards.


  • John Coltrane— tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland— piano
  • Paul Chambers— bass
  • Donald Byrd— trumpet
  • Freddie Hubbard— trumpet
  • Louis Hayes— drums
  • Art Taylor— drums
  • Gil Coggins— piano
  • Ray Draper— tuba
  • Spanky DeBrest— bass


Track listing:

  1. The Believer – McCoy Tyner
  2. Nakatini Serenade – Calvin Massey
  3. Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful? – Richard Rodgers,Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Filidia – Ray Draper
  5. Paul’s Pal – Sonny Rollins

On February 23, 1997.

Tony Williams

On February 23, 1997, Anthony Tillmon “Tony” Williams died aged 51. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers ever. In his career he has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the jazz history, including: Miles Davis, Geri Allen, Arcana, Chet Baker, George Cables, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Gil Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Hal Galper, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Jonas Hellborg, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Terumasa Hino, Allan Holdsworth, Hank Jones, Charles Lloyd, Michael Mantler, Ray Manzarek, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, Marcus Miller, Mulgrew Miller, Grachan Moncur III, Jaco Pastorius, Michel Petrucciani, Pop Workshop, Public Image Limited, Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Travis Shook, McCoy Tyner, Sadao Watanabe and Weather Report. In 1969, Tony Williams formed a trio, the Tony Williams Lifetime, with John McLaughlin on guitar and Larry Young on organ.