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Olé Coltrane is an album by jazz musician John Coltrane. It was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records.

Tracklist[]

Recorded May 25, 1961 in New York City. All compositions written by John Coltrane, except as noted.

"Olé" – 18:15
"Dahomey Dance" – 10:52
"Aisha" (McCoy Tyner) – 7:39
"To Her Ladyship"† (Billy Frasier) – 8:58

† Does not appear on the original. Included as a bonus track on 1989 issues and several subsequent issues.

Personnel[]

John Coltrane – soprano sax on "Olé", tenor sax on "Dahomey Dance" and "Aisha"
Eric Dolphy (credited as "George Lane")[1] – flute on "Olé" and "To Her Ladyship", alto sax on "Dahomey Dance" and "Aisha"
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
McCoy Tyner – piano
Reggie Workman – bass
Art Davis – bass on "Olé" and "Dahomey Dance"
Elvin Jones – drums

[1] Dolphy was able to circumvent contractual obligations to the Prestige label by using this pseudonym. See "The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings of John Coltrane" liner notes, pp. 24 & 66.