* In process of stocking * John Coltrane is the steady catalyst, channeling galvanizing thoughts and energy through the tangible mechanics of his horns and sometimes running momentarily afoul of the lacunae between intent and implements. That it was all accomplished from the comparatively cramped confines of a basement jazz club stage is both the miracle and promise of momentous jazz music. The boon of emotional reciprocity between band and audiences was in optimal effect across these nights, even if there were sleeper agents amongst the second contingent committed to objection and grievance. History hasn’t been kind to those naysayers and faultfinders, and while there were many who came to John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy’s defense at the time and after, what ultimately eroded acrimony and resistance was the abiding efficacy and potency of the music. Still accessible and advantageous to anyone with ears open and invested. Still attracting ardent converts, daily. – Derek Taylor
Tracks: Spiritual, Softly As In The Morning Sunrise, Chasin’ The Trane, India, Impressions & Spiritual (alternate take) with a total time of 79:28.