John Coltrane (ts, ss), McCoy Tyner (p), Steve Davis (b), Pete La Roca (d)
John Coltrane formed his first quartet as a leader at New Yorks Jazz Gallery in May 1960. After a short trial with Steve Kuhn on piano, McCoy Tyner joined the group. Coltrane also began playing the soprano saxophone during his tenure at the Jazz Gallery.
The previously unreleased set presented here was taped by an audience member during that gig. It features Tranes first recordings ever with McCoy Tyler, as well as his first preserved notes on soprano sax. It also contains versions of tunes rarely recorded by Coltrane, like Liberia, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Summertime and But Not For Me, as well as Tranes first issued version of I Cant Get Started, a song he never taped in the studio, which he performs here on soprano.
01. Liberia 30:16
02. Every Time We Say Goodbye 6:38
03. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 6:28
Total Time: 43:22 min.
01. Summertime 10:01
02. I Cant Get Started 6:26
03. Body And Soul 7:32
04. But Not For Me 18:01
Total Time: 41:51 min.
John Coltrane, tenor & soprano sax (on CD 1 #2 & CD 2 #2); McCoy Tyner, piano; Steve Davis, bass; and Pete La Roca, drums.
Recorded live at The Jazz Gallery, Greenwich Village, New York, on June 27, 1960
Includes 8-page booklet.