John Coltrane / Coltrane (US, Impulse ! , A-21)


Recorded April 11, June 19, 20, and 29, 1962 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
(Side 1) A21-A VAN GELDER
(Side 2) A21-B VAN GELDER

John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Jimmy Garrison – double bass
Elvin Jones – drums
McCoy Tyner – piano


"Coltrane" is a studio album by jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer John Coltrane. It was recorded in April and June 1962, and released in July of that same year by Impulse! Records. At the time, it was overlooked by the music press, but has since come to be regarded as a significant recording in Coltrane's discography.

When reissued on CD, it featured a Coltrane composition dedicated to his musical influence "Big Nick" Nicholas that the saxophonist recorded for his Duke Ellington collaboration Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963). The composition "Tunji" was written by Coltrane in dedication to the Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji.