The performances of these five compositions are considered some of the finest and most lyrical playing ever recorded by the Coltrane quartet. It is interesting to note that Coltrane does not solo at all on Side 2 of the original LP; the wrenching ballad "Lonnie's Lament" instead features a long bass solo by Garrison. The album's liner notes are written by Nat Hentoff and the original LP's inner gatefold profile photograph of Coltrane is the same one which would be featured on the cover of Coltrane's next Impulse!
Two outtakes from the session, including an early run-through of "Dear Lord", are presumed lost. These are the ultimate spiritual songs, and ultimately two of the greatest in Coltrane 's storied career. But "Bessie's Blues" and "Lonnie's Lament" are just as revered in the sense that they are covered by jazz musicians worldwide, the former a hard bop wonder with a classic short repeat chorus, the latter one of the most somber, sad jazz ballad reflections in a world full of injustice and unfairness -- the ultimate eulogy.
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