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Rabshakeh

John Coltrane's Creation

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In an old thread here, there was a reference to an album by John Coltrane called "Creation" of which I have never heard, but which is described in the thread as being something that was passed around between those in the know in the early 80s, and which influenced Marsalis and co.

I've listened to a bit of the album online and it is quite something.  The sound quality is iffy but it has a burning intensity to the soloing. Plus, it is Coltrane with his classic quartet. 

Despite all that, it seems to have almost no presence online, other than a rather uninformative wikipedia page. 

What it this album, and why is it referenced so little? Is it a bootleg? 

 

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It was from a '65 Half Note radio broadcast, so it was not an officially sanctioned recording.

For some unknown reason the piece was not included in the official impulse! issuance of some of those recordings. Go figure. I think it's the highlight of all of them, but they don't ask me what I think.

The one(?) CD that I know of that had it is indeed a grey-market/bootleg and is long gone.:

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That CD did see an earlier life as a bootleg LP:

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Somewhere in my racks I have a copy of that Blue Parrot LP. Must dig out !

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Thanks. I’m just a bit surprised that there’s Coltrane out there of this quality that hasn’t got a widespread release, or even much publicity.

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8 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

Thanks. I’m just a bit surprised that there’s Coltrane out there of this quality that hasn’t got a widespread release, or even much publicity.

You're not the only one.

Although to be honest, I think it's the most potentially upsetting Coltrane on record, so much sustained, unrelenting energy and invention...there are a lot of implications in both the music and in the decision to bring something like that to the market place....

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Had a cassette dub of this once--from a cassette tape that the Indianapolis Public Library had, if my memory's to be trusted.  (Not sure that it is.)  It was actually one of the first Coltrane recordings that I ever heard, and it threw me... I wasn't sure that I liked it, but kept listening to it and got hooked.  I share other posters' surprise that it hasn't been given an official release and wasn't included in the Half Note set.

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First I am hearing of this track! I wonder if I can find an MP3 somewhere. Jazzdisco.org claims it is the same song as Seraphic Light from Stellar Regions. True? 

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