Live at the Village Vanguard Again!

Live At The Village Vanguard Again! is a live jazz album by saxophonist John Coltrane. Recorded in May 1966 during a live performance at the Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City, the album features Coltrane playing in the free jazz style that characterized his final years.

Live At The Village Vanguard Again!
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ReleasedDecember 1966
RecordedMay 28, 1966
VenueVillage Vanguard, New York City
GenreFree jazz
LabelImpulse! (A-9124)
ProducerBob Thiele
John Coltrane chronology
Live At The Village Vanguard Again!
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

This release features three pieces: "Naima", "My Favorite Things", and a bass solo by Jimmy Garrison entitled, "Introduction to My Favorite Things". The line up consists of the augmented quartet of the time, featuring Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Rashied Ali on drums. Additionally, Pharoah Sanders contributes on flute and tenor saxophone, while Emanuel Rahim plays percussion. Coltrane and Sanders typically solo during the pieces over a whirlwind of percussion. Alice Coltrane can be heard playing in the background but at times is barely audible. Bass player Jimmy Garrison is somewhat hard to hear throughout the recording, except in his six-minute bass solo.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Naima" (Coltrane) – 15:10
  2. "Introduction to My Favorite Things" (Garrison) – 6:09
  3. "My Favorite Things" (Rodgers, Hammerstein) – 20:21



  1. ^ Live at the Village Vanguard Again! at AllMusic
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 47. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.