John Coltrane - Ascension (Edition II)
Label: Impulse! ‎– A-95
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: US
Date of released: 1966
Category: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz, Post Bop, Free Improvisation
Genre: Jazz
Musician: John Coltrane
Album's name: Ascension (Edition II)
ZIP archive size: 1584

John Coltrane - Ascension (Edition II)


A Ascension (Part I) 18:35
B Ascension (Part II) 19:15

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Jowcol
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Designed At – Viceroy


  • Alto Saxophone – John Tchicai, Marion Brown
  • Bass – Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison
  • Design [Cover] – Robert Flynn
  • Drums – Elvin Jones
  • Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Liner Notes – A. B. Spellman*
  • Mastered By – Van Gelder*
  • Orchestra – John Coltrane Orchestra
  • Photography By [Cover, Liner] – Charles Stewart*
  • Piano – McCoy Tyner
  • Producer – Bob Thiele
  • Tenor Saxophone – Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders
  • Tenor Saxophone, Written-By – John Coltrane
  • Trumpet – Dewey Johnson, Freddie Hubbard


Recorded 28 June, 1965 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
By accident Bob Thiele put out the wrong take. After he went through the initial press run, he switched the masters to the other take and inscribed edition II on the inside of the runout circle. So there are really two versions of Ascension.
This is the 1st mono pressing with the Edition II take of the piece and has "A Product Of ABC Paramount Records Inc./Printed In U.S.A." below titles on labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): A-95-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): A-95-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched, except VAN GELDER which is stamped): A-95-A-1 EDITION II VAN GELDER
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched, except VAN GELDER which is stamped): A-95-B-1 EDITION II VAN GELDER
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AS-95, A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II) ‎(LP, Album) Impulse!, Impulse! AS-95, A-95 US 1965
A-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II) ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A-95 US 1967
RR-98-245-2 John Coltrane Ascension ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Oldis, VAPP association, Release Records RR-98-245-2 Russia 1998
SH-3076 John Coltrane Ascension ‎(LP, Album) Impulse! SH-3076 Japan 1966
AS-95 John Coltrane Ascension (Edition II) ‎(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-95 US 1973

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