Release Date: 28/01/22
Acoustic Sounds Series reissue of Crescent, widely regarded as one of John Coltrane's finest albums. During 1964, Coltrane spent the least amount of time in the recording studio of his entire career as a leader, and it wasn't until April 27th that he and his band – McCoy Tyne, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones – went to the familiar surroundings of Rudy Van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs studio to record all the tracks that appear on the record. In a hint of things to come for the classic quartet, both Garrison and Jones are featured on extended solos on the album’s second side.
Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from the original analogue tapes mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QPR. The series is supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, and releases are presented in deluxe gatefold tip-on packaging.