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The complicated rhythm patterns and diverse sonic textures on Olé Coltrane are
evidence that John Coltrane was once again charting his own course. His sheer
ability as a maverick -- beyond his appreciable musical skills -- guides works
such as this to new levels, ultimately advancing the entire art form.
John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he
explores on his Impulse! debut, Africa/Brass, recorded concurrently, with each
involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an
amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an
uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes
improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while
retaining melodic beauty.
Yet the biggest attraction on the 1961 effort comes via the double-bass
interplay between Art Davis and Reggie Workman, whose back-and-forth exchanges
produce heat and cause the leader to up his own game.
• 180g Vinyl LP
John Coltrane, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
George Lane, flute, alto saxophone
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
McCoy Tyner, piano
Reggie Workman, bass
Art Davis, bass
Elvin Jones, drums
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