Sun Ship's theme as sketched out by Coltrane, is a sharp edged, four-note
fragment from an augmented scale that he rephrases and repeats. A collaboration
of master musicians, expanding and experimenting, it was all part of the ability
of the quartet to follow Coltrane's musical explorations. Sun Ship , like so
much of John's work, stretches and probes the furthest boundaries of the jazz
idiom. Digitally remastered, it stands as a testimony to the genius that was and
still is ... John Coltrane.
One of the last studio recordings of the "Classic John Coltrane Quartet."
"Classic recordings by the Classic John Coltrane Quartet, an unforgettable,
forever-fresh, essential part of the art of jazz." - David A. Wild
John Coltrane, tenor sax
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Elvin Jones, drums)
1. Sun Ship
2. Dearly Beloved
Recorded August 26, 1956 at RCA Victor Studios, New York City. Original
recordings supervised by Bob Thiele.