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1Ascension (Edition II)40:23
2Ascension (Edition I)38:31


  • Alto SaxophoneJohn Tchicai, Marion Brown
  • BassArt Davis, Jimmy Garrison
  • DrumsElvin Jones
  • EngineerRudy Van Gelder
  • PianoMcCoy Tyner
  • ProducerBob Thiele
  • Tenor SaxophoneArchie Shepp, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders
  • TrumpetDewey Johnson, Freddie Hubbard


Recorded 28 June, 1965 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Track 2 was the original LP release, which was withdrawn for track 1, the artist's preferred version.

Digipak packaging.

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John Coltrane - Ascension MP3
Performer: John Coltrane
Genre: Jazz
Title: Ascension
Country: US
Released: 2000
Style: Free Jazz, Post Bop, Free Improvisation
MP3 album: 1029 mb
FLAC album: 1836 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 989
Source: CD, Album, Reissue
№ Cat: 314 543 413-2, 314 543 413-2 DG01
Label: Impulse!