JOHN COLTRANE - PARIS 1962

February 24, 2014 – 5:16 am

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JOHN COLTRANE
Paris 1962 [Goody Remaster, 2CD]

Live at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, France; November 17, 1962. Good to fairly/very good radio broadcast. Pitch corrected.

Thanks to Goody (pitch correction); and to JerryRocks for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.

Uploader’s notes:

Following Peter Losin’s site, the first six tracks are supposed to be the First Concert but it is not certain. The Second My Favorite Things (Track 203) is supposed to come from the Second concert. The Coltrane Reference states that there is no evidence at all of this. [But] My Favorite Things was always the last track played.

The other six tracks played in the Losin “Second Concert” and Mr. Pc  from the “First Concert” are commercially available in the Pablo Box (partially misdated).

According to Losin’s notes:

First concert
1 The Inchworm (F Loesser) 7:06
2 Bye Bye Blackbird (R Henderson-M Dixon) (inc) 13:12
3 Mr PC (J Coltrane) 15:13
4 Naima (J Coltrane) 6:56
5 Traneing In (J Coltrane) 18:44
6 My Favorite Things (R Rodgers-O Hammerstein) (inc) 18:42
Voiceover radio announcement 17:03-17:33

Second concert
1 Introduction (Norman Granz) 1:44
2 The Inchworm (F Loesser) 10:17
3 Every Time We Say Goodbye (C Porter) 4:58
4 Mr PC (J Coltrane) 25:12
5 Bye Bye Blackbird (R Henderson-M Dixon) 19:48
6 Traneing In (J Coltrane) (inc) 17:08
7 My Favorite Things (R Rodgers-O Hammerstein) (inc) 23:35
Splice at 0:08

In 2001, Pablo released Live Trane: The European Tours box set.
Click here for the correct tracklist/venues/dates regarding this boxset.
Click here for a note from Coltrane discographer Yasuhiro Fujioka.

Additional Goody’s notes:

Thanks to Maurizio for the work he did on this set, which lead to my discovering and fixing it further for y’all. These are beautiful performances for a very fortunate audience. New inspired inventions and improvisations spun effortlessly and masterfully.

I really do believe that properly tuning these things up (or down…) makes a huge difference in being able to feel these tracks groove more naturally, as they are now being heard again for the first time as they were originally performed over 47 years ago.

There’s a reason for the tempos taken at that time on these tunes by master timekeeper Elvin Jones. The results are absolutely evident.

McCoy - sorry about the bum piano they gave you to play on. You tamed that thing as only you could. I feel you in every note and every harmony.

Thank you Jimmy for the pulse.  For the cool walkin’.

And to Trane, there’s so much you can do with just one note. Every one of them gets your life breathed into it. And dances. And then becomes magnetic. And so we have you to listen to whenever we like.

Lineage:
CD-r (with flac files) in trade > Audacity (volume adjustment - noises here and there) > Flac
Goody adds:
dBpoweramp (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender - various and sundry offsets) > TLH (FLAC, ffp)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Naima (J Coltrane) 7:03 (11.9MB)
Track 102. Traneing In (J Coltrane) 19:17 (32.4MB)
Track 103. My Favorite Things (R Rodgers-O Hammerstein) 19:17 (32.4MB)
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Bye Bye Blackbird (R Henderson-M Dixon) 13:32 (22.8MB)
Track 202. The Inchworm (F Loesser) 7:08 (12.0MB)
Track 203. My Favorite Things (R Rodgers-O Hammerstein) 24:04 (40.4MB)
45 mins

Lineup:
John Coltrane (ss, ts)
McCoy Tyner (p)
Jimmy Garrison (b)
Elvin Jones (d)

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  1. 13 Responses to “JOHN COLTRANE - PARIS 1962”

  2. Classic Coltrane Quartet! Thanks for this!

    By YogaforCynics on Feb 24, 2014

  3. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Feb 24, 2014

  4. So….this is what Pablo didn’t release and it is pitch-corrected it, right?…I’m mildly confused.

    By Scott Brookman on Feb 24, 2014

  5. classic trane…!!!

    this will be a good companion to the november 28th Graz show…

    thanks bigo…

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 25, 2014

  6. Sadly, the sound on this recording is more like fair to poor and closer to poor really. Unlistenable for me, but perhaps others will find value in it. Regardless, keep the jazz ROIOs coming!

    By zaar locust on Feb 28, 2014

  7. u might wanna give it more than a casual listen if u are a fan of this sort of music. i dont personally listen to this sort of thing but upon reading what u said - zaar - i decided to check out the sound just to see how bad it was. i think the music is the most god awful thing i have ever heard in my life. seriously. its to me.. as bad as rap. like iron nails drilled into my ears. however if u like coltrane then u really should give this another chance. keep in mind its over 50 years old. u will have some slight distortion at various points and a little hiss. it isnt an official release meant for purchase and it wasnt recorded under ideal circumstances etc. but i listened to 15-20mins of it at various points and checked out the quality and trust me.. if i had anything that i liked in this quality from 1962 that was this obscure and rare.. id be thrilled. there isnt a lot out there from that year u know. a little folk some garcia some early beatles a tad of dylan and stones sessions but very little. what there is is mostly jazz.
    as i said.. give it another chance. these pieces are quite long and improve when they get going. even if the music itself is crap. haha. sorry.

    By darth on Mar 1, 2014

  8. I`d rather listen to this than hugh laurie and the monkees.

    By daves not here on Mar 1, 2014

  9. “the music itself is crap. haha.”

    do you never tire of showing your ignorance?

    I suppose it goes with the HPD.
    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/histrionic-personality-disorder-symptoms/

    By barth on Mar 1, 2014

  10. do you never tire of showing your ignorance?

    barth we`re talking here of a guy who thinks the monkees and hugh laurie are first rate musicians nuff said about that.

    By daves not here on Mar 1, 2014

  11. Did somebody really call Coltrane crap up there?

    *sigh*

    By YogaforCynics on Mar 1, 2014

  12. you know who…the resident mr ego dipshit clown around here…

    but he really likes the monkees…they’re really good musicians that produced some really good pop music in his mind…read his posts over on the kiss thread if youre really into self torture…

    By Jerry's Finger on Mar 1, 2014

  13. absolutely dire!
    but maybe it’s a little be me, a little bit you

    . . . .
    as for Hugh Laurie, don’t even get me started, should have stuck to American ‘House’ amdram, you know simple stuff for simple minds.

    I’m off now on the last train to Clarkesville . . .

    By swappers on Mar 1, 2014

  14. i will grab this one, bigO!

    I-)

    By I-) on Mar 10, 2014

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