John Coltrane – Wise One (1964)

Wise One is the second track on John Coltranes studio album Crescent from 1964, released by Impulse!

It is commonly regarded as the saxophonist’s darkest album. Only the brief, infectious medium-up “Bessie’s Blues”, and a samba-tinged groove in the midsection of the otherwise sedate “Wise One”, break the sombre mood.

The music represents Coltrane’s return to meticulous form and structure, and post-bop modality, after several years of free-form experimentation alternating with traditional balladeering. [source]

1, Crescent” / 2, “Wise One” / 3, “Bessie’s Blues” /  4, “Lonnie’s Lament”  / 5, “The Drum Thing”

Jimmy Garrison _ Bass
Elvin Jones – Drums
McCoy Tyner – Piano
John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone
Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer


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