Thursday, May 13, 2010

John Coltrane - Olé (1/2)

Olé was recorded in 1961, Coltrane was at the end of his contract with Atlantic and about to move to Impulse! label.This song makes me see Spain through Coltrane’s eyes. Here he doesn’t look so concerned in showing his amazing technique all the time. There is space for all the musicians. The intro of the song with bass and drums is breathtaking. It is an extremely beautiful song that goes far beyond technique alone. Enjoy.


John Coltrane — soprano sax
Eric Dolphy — flute
Freddie Hubbard — trumpet
McCoy Tyner — piano
Reggie Workman — bass
Art Davis — bass
Elvin Jones — drums

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