John Coltrane (ts, ss), Eric Dolphy (as, fl, bcl), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d)
Half an hour of previously unissued Coltrane & Dolphy. For the first time ever on a single collection, John Coltranes two 1962 Birdland performances with Eric Dolphy, in their entirety, including the previously unissued February 16 broadcast.
The sound quality is sometimes far from perfect, but this is never before heard Coltrane with Dolphy. This marked their next to last recorded encounters. Apparently their last preserved collaboration is an unissued live performance at the Showboat in Philadelphia from November 18, 1963, where, according to discographers, Dolphy sat in for Body and Soul only. Dolphy could also be present on a December 1962 private tape that was also recorded at the Showboat, but this tape is also unissued and the information is unconfirmed.
01. MR. PC (11:15)
02. MILES MODE (A.k.a. RED PLANET) (10:32)
03. MY FAVORITE THINGS (18:52)
04. Announcement by Symphony Sid Torin (1:01)
05. THE INCHWORM (7:12)
06. MR. PC (7:25)
07. Announcement by Symphony Sid Torin (0:55)
08. MY FAVORITE THINGS (13:17)
Total time: 70:32 min.
Tracks #4-8 are previously unissued.
John Coltrane (ts, ss), Eric Dolphy (as, fl, bcl), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b) and Elvin Jones (d).
Recorded live at Birdland, New York.
Tracks #1-3 from February 9, 1962.
Tracks #4-8 from Febraury 16, 1962.