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


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.


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.