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John Coltrane

Evenings at the Village Gate

Release Date: June 9, 2023

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Impressions - John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy
John Coltrane - Impressions (Visualizer) ft. Eric Dolphy
Africa (Live At The Village Gate / 1961 / Visualizer)
1 My Favorite Things (15:45)  
2 When Lights Are Low (15:10)  
3 Impressions (10:00)  
4 Greensleeves (16:15)  
5 Africa (22:41)  
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In the summer of 1961, John Coltrane headlined at the celebrated music venue, the Village Gate. With a lineup of musicians that included McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and the fiery playing of Eric Dolphy, Evenings at the Village Gate captures the creative and transformative spirit that sprang from the pairing of Coltrane and Dolphy, and the evolving short-lived quintet.

Evenings At The Village Gate: John Coltrane With Eric Dolphy will be released globally July 14 on Impulse! Records/UMe. The first track from the fabled performances, “Impressions,” is available now and you can listen to the track and pre-order the album here.  You can also order a special edition orange vinyl variant here.

Recently discovered at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the recordings on this album—recorded by engineer Rich Alderson as part of a test of the club's new sound system—were seemingly lost, then found, and then disappeared again into the vast sound archives of the Library for the Performing Arts.  The tapes’ circuitous route over several decades seemingly mirrors Coltrane's ongoing musical journey in August of 1961.

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