Coltrane Ascension

John Coltrane - Ascension (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane - Ascension (1966/2016)
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A pivotal album not only in John Coltrane's career but also in the evolution of jazz, the adventurous 1966 outing Ascension consists of a single, 40-minute long composition split over the two sides of the original vinyl. Coltrane is part of a seven-piece horn section (which includes Freddie Hubbard) with McCoy Tyner on piano, Art Davis and Jimmy Garrison on bass and drummer Elvin Jones. This release includes both takes recorded by Coltrane and his musicians, known as Edition I and Edition II, previously available individually.
John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}

John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}
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© 1965, 2009 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920248 | LP A-95
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Saxophone

The album ASCENSION played a profoundly important role in John Coltrane's final period. Recorded in June 1965, almost exactly two years before his death, this session marks Coltrane's final stepping off point into free jazz. The album also marks a division for Coltrane's fans, as there are some that applaud his final escape from jazz tradition while others simply couldn't follow him into the great unknown.

John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) (Remastered 2001)  Music

Posted by Bezz at Dec. 7, 2010
John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) (Remastered 2001)

John Coltrane - Ascension (1965) (Remastered 2001)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 590 Mb
Label ~ Impulse Records

What's the music like? Sound, sound, sound, a vast enveloping texture of brass. Look out for Sanders' solo - it's unlike anything you've ever heard (unless you've been deep in the jungle). It might be useful to follow the order of the soloists: Coltrane (tenor sax), Dewey Johnson (trumpet), Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Archie Shepp (tenor sax), John Tchicai (alto sax), Marion Brown (alto sax).
And what's the experience like? Played loud, it'll do something for you that might approximate what it was like for the musicians. In the words of Marion Brown, "wildly exciting." ~ Amazon

John Coltrane - Ascension II (Japan Impulse! A-95)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Kel bazar at Oct. 4, 2010
John Coltrane - Ascension II (Japan Impulse! A-95)

John Coltrane - Ascension II (1965)
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz + 16-bit/44kHz | FLAC (Tracks) , artworks | Stereo | 898 Mb, 275 Mb | 5% RAR Recovery
Styles: Freel Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | RapidShare Download
Japan MCA Impulse! A-95

Ascension is the single recording that placed John Coltrane firmly into the avant-garde.

John Coltrane - Ascension  Music

Posted by Blackbird at Jan. 10, 2006

John Coltrane - Ascension | 52,7 Mb
John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard Again! (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}

John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard Again! (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}
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© 1966, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | B0015827-2 | LP AS-9124
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

John Coltrane returns to the Village Vanguard – but his sound here is a lot more far-reaching than a few years before! The album's a great counterpart to the first Vanguard session – as it takes all of the bold, soaring energy of that date, and balances it with the newly introspective sound of the later Coltrane years – plus some of the freedoms learned from the Love Supreme era. The group here showcases the new territory explored by Coltrane – with Trane himself on tenor, soprano, and a bit of bass clarinet (echoing earlier Dolphy), plus Pharoah Sanders on additional tenor, Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rasheid Ali on drums. The album only features 2 long tracks – an incredibly soulful version of "Naima", and a very firey version of "My Favorite Things", but one that begins with a haunting bass solo by Garrison!
John Coltrane - Meditations (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}

John Coltrane - Meditations (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2009}
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© 1965, 2009 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920378 | LP A-9110
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modal Music / Free Jazz / Saxophone

This CD reissues what was arguably the finest of the John Coltrane-Pharoah Sanders collaborations. On five diverse but almost consistently intense movements ("The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost," "Compassion," "Love," "Consequences," and "Serenity"), the two tenor saxophonists, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and both Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali on drums create some powerful, dense, and emotional music. Unlike some of the live jams of 1966, the passionate performances never ramble on too long and the screams and screeches fit logically into the spiritual themes. This would be the last recording of Coltrane with Tyner and Jones.

John Coltrane "Ascension" (1965)  Music

Posted by opusV at July 10, 2005


Ключевая с моей точки зрения запись Джона Колтрейна, сорокаминутная пьеса, ставшая манифестом джазового авангарда. В мае 1965 года Колтрейн и еще 10 музыкантов, представлявших нью-йоркский авангард, приступили к записи этого альбома. В результате было сделано два варианта пьесы, причем Колтрейн никак не мог решить, какакой из них нравится ему больше. На CD представлены оба, общей длинной 78 минут.
John Coltrane - Concert In Japan (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}

John Coltrane - Concert In Japan (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}
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© 1966, 1973, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | B0015955-02 | LP AS-9246-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modal Music / Free Jazz / Saxophone

This single-disc Concert in Japan by John Coltrane's 1966 quintet is a reissue of the original double LP that was released as IMR 9036C in 1973. Its three selections include two long instrumental pieces and a spoken introduction of the musicians in Japanese. These performances are compiled from two Tokyo dates. This set is not to be confused with the four-disc document that includes both Tokyo concerts in their entirety. The band here performs a 25-minute "Peace on Earth," a ballad that Coltrane wrote especially for the tour, to express his empathy and sympathy for the nuclear destruction Japan experienced during WWII. The tune moves outside, but stays well within the realm of spiritual boundary-pushing that the band was easily capable of.
John Coltrane - Infinity (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}

John Coltrane - Infinity (1966) {Impulse!-Verve Originals rel 2011}
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© 1965, 1966, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | B0015954-02 | LP AS-9225
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Free Jazz / Saxophone

Recorded at several sessions in the two years prior to his death but not issued until 1972, Infinity was the subject of much controversy among Coltrane aficionados when it finally appeared. The horror on the part of Coltrane purists was directed to the posthumous string arrangements written by Alice Coltrane, his widow, which were grafted onto the performances. But however much the strings softened or unnecessarily augmented the music, it must be said that Alice Coltrane really didn't do such a bad job and the ultimate result is an unusual and oddly attractive work.