This album is sometimes overshadowed, but there's much to like here. Using his quartet as a base, Coltrane augments with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, alto and flute player Eric Dolphy, and others. The expansive title track has a galloping Spanish feel and a looseness to the rhythm created using a second bassist. While “Dahomie Dance” is an excellent but typical blues from Coltrane, the two final cuts are ballads; McCoy Tyner’s “Aisha” is similar in quality and tone (and title) to the classic “Naima” from Giant Steps, while “Original Untitled Ballad (To Her Ladyship)” is more expansive but no less melodic.
3 SONGS, 37 MINUTES
℗ 1961 ATLANTIC RECORDS. MARKETED BY RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, A WARNER MUSIC GROUP COMPANY