Places I remember: Marbecks Records. Roger imported a lot of stuff on Pablo Records at that time. I wish I'd got more then, but you can't always get what you want.
Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Cousin Mary
Gear costume: My Favourite Things, Naima
Active compensatory factors: Recorded in 1963, this set has the classic Coltrane quartet blasting through their current repertoire and they are each in blistering form.
Cousin Mary is especially amazing as it focuses for a lengthy period on McCoy Tyner's breathtaking piano with Elvin Jones on drums and Jimmy Garrison on bass - all three are locked into a great groove. And then Coltrane drops in. And the energy levels head into the red zone. Sheer brilliance!!
Sidebar: Far away and long ago (Ramelton Road days so the early seventies), I used to have a double album on the Impulse! label called John Coltrane - His Greatest Years Volume 2. Unfortunately, one day I left it on the turntable and the sun got to it. A harsh lesson. One that I learned well - since then, I always put the record safely away!
I tried everything to try and straighten out the vinyl but the roller coaster look remained. With a killer version of Greensleeves on it (from the Africa/Brass album), I have missed it!
Luckily I found a replacement in Real Groovy last week - for $10!! And Greensleeves is as great as I remember it.
Where do they all belong? Coltrane is a major figure and I have most of the landmarks so stay tuned.