John Coltrane – Crescent Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Crescent by John Coltrane, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of Crescent by John Coltrane, complete with original obi and insert.

About this copy: This copy of Crescent is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1964.

The cover is M- on the outside, but VG+ on the inside, as there is quite a bit of foxing on the inside of the gatefold cover.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a highly regarded jazz LP.

Background: Released in 1964, Crescent was John Coltrane’s release that immediately preceded his classic A Love Supreme. gave Crescent a 4 1/2 star review:

John Coltrane’s Crescent from the spring of 1964 is an epic album, showing his meditative side that would serve as a perfect prelude to his immortal work A Love Supreme. His finest quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones supports the somewhat softer side of Coltrane, and while not completely in ballad style, the focus and accessible tone of this recording work wonders for anyone willing to sit back and let this music enrich and wash over you. While not quite at the “sheets of sound” unfettered music he would make before his passing in 1967, there are hints of this group stretching out in restrained dynamics, playing as lovely a progressive jazz as heard anywhere in any time period…. In the liner notes, a quote from Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka states John Coltrane was “daringly human,” and no better example of this quality transferred to musical endeavor is available than on this definitive, must have album that encompasses all that he was and eventually would become.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Impulse!
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in