Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
John Coltrane Quintet/Sextet/Octet 1 November 1961 Village Vanguard, New York City John Coltrane (ss,ts); Eric Dolphy (as,bcl); McCoy Tyner (pno); Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (bass); Elvin Jones (dr); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (tamboura?)
338. India (bcl) 11:00
339. Chasin' the Trane (as) 9:51
340. Impressions (as) 8:50
341. Spiritual (bcl) 13:35
342. Red Planet (as) 10:00
343. Naima (bcl) 7:39
344. Brasilia (bcl) 18:40
345. Chasin' the Trane (as) 18:32

More confusion, but pretty well documented on Impulse IZ9361/2 "The Mastery of John Coltrane/ Vol. IV: Trane's Modes", and now by David Wild on Impulse! IMPD4-232 and in the Coltrane Reference. Other releases from these dates are Impulse AS-10, "Live at the Village Vanguard", Impulse A-42, "Impressions", and Impulse AS-9325/2, "The Other Village Vanguard Tapes". Alternate takes (from November 2) of India and Spiritual appear on a Coltrane compilation MCAD-5541. They were released in Japan as a 5 CD set packaged into 3 sets (MCA/Impulse MVCI-23001/5).

Other releases: MCA 4137, MCA 801643-420, Imp(I)AIMPL25013, Imp(I)IMP466, Imp(J)YB8506/7, MCA(J)VIM4613/4, Imp(J)55XD590/1, Imp(G)254639-2YP, Imp(G)872421-910, Imp(G)MCD 04137-MCAD2-4137, Imp(F)68 060/066, Imp GRD3-119, MCA(J)ICD-7, MCA 254627/8, MCA 29009/14, MCA 39136, Spa(Ca)A(S)10, HMV(E)CLP1590, HMV(E)CSD1456, Imp(E)IMPL8041, Jas(E)JAS9, Imp(F)IMP10, Imp(G)2522051Z, Imp(J)SNY-10, Imp(J)MH3014, Imp(J)SH3021, Imp(J)SR3096, Imp(J)IMP88073, Imp(J)YP8521, MCA(J)VIM4611, Imp M50010, MCA MCAC39136, Imp M80010, Imp 872 695, Imp(G)254627-2YS, Imp(J)32XD582, Imp(J)MVCI-23089, Imp(J)MVCZ28, Imp(H)EPIM5544, Imp(J)PS116, Imp AS9200-2, Imp(J)SH3061/2, Imp(J)SR3007, Imp(J)YX8801AI, Imp(J)YS8526AI, Prb(E)SBP1025, Imp ASH9278-2, MCA 4133, Imp(J)SR3026/8, MCA 5887, HMV(E)CLP1695, HMV(E)CSD1509, Imp(G)251334-1Z, Imp(I)IMP432, Imp(I)IMPL5004, EMI(I)064-95769, Imp(J)SH3020, Imp(J)IMP88067, Imp(J)YP8522, MCA(J)VIM4612, MCA MCAC5887, Imp(G)254628-2YS, Imp(J)MVCZ37, Imp(J)32XD583, Imp(J)MVCI-23088, Imp ASH9306-2, Imp MCA2-4136, Imp ASD9228, Imp(E)IMPD901, Imp(J)PS116, Imp AS9283-2, JM(I)CJZLP2/3, Imp AS9223-2, TFMRS 70B, Video Arts(J)VALJ-3165 (video - The World According to John Coltrane has a bit of India from 3 Nov on soundtrack).

Multiple performances of these pieces were recorded, along with others in which Eric didn't play. Red Planet was written by Eric, but misattributed to Coltrane and often called Miles' Mode.

Discussion has determined that Bushell played english horn rather than oboe, and suggests that Abdul-Malik played something other than oud, perhaps a small tamboura.

Transcription of this Naima.

The 18:32 Chasin' the Trane may be from another date and place, and is unissued.

  2 November 1961   John Coltrane (ss,ts); Eric Dolphy (as,bcl); McCoy Tyner (pno); Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (bass); Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes (dr); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (tamboura?); Garvin Bushell (English horn on India, contrabassoon on Spiritual).
346. Chasin' Another Trane (as) 15:34
347. India (bcl) 13:20
348. Spiritual (bcl) 15:00
349. Chasin' the Trane 15:55
350. Impressions (as) 10:55
  Softly as in a morning sunrise, Greensleeves, and pretty much Chasin' the Trane (Dolphy plays a note at the end) are without Eric.
  3 November 1961   John Coltrane (ss,ts); Eric Dolphy (as,bcl); McCoy Tyner (pno); Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (bass); Elvin Jones (dr) 351. Spiritual (bcl) 13:30
352. Naima (bcl) 6:55
353. Impressions (as) 14:40
354. India (bcl) 13:52
355. Red Planet (as) 15:05
  There is a Greensleeves without Eric.
  5 November 1961   John Coltrane (ss,ts); Eric Dolphy (bcl); McCoy Tyner (pno); Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (bass); Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes (dr); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (tamboura?); Garvin Bushell (English horn on India, contrabassoon on Spiritual) 356. India (bcl) 15:10
357. Spiritual (bcl) 20:32