With Dolphy taking the second lead on "My Favourite Things" on flute, the song is given an added dimension that doesn't exist on another recording. Seeing and hearing that performance is worth the price of the DVD on its own. However, it doesn't end with that, in fact one could almost say that's only the beginning, because the final recording from 1965 is Coltrane backed up by the band mentioned above where we see him at the peak of his playing prowess.
John Coltrane Live In '60, '61 & '65 is an amazing record of not only an incredible musician, but it also shows us some the development and changes he went through as a performer in the space of five years. With sound and visual quality that's amazing for the time, you are able to hear all the nuances and subtleties Coltrane includes in his solos and appreciate their evolution.
The booklet that accompanies the DVD provides a great analysis of all three concerts and provides pertinent details about the professional career of John Coltrane. It was very refreshing to only read about his music and learn more about this man who still remains something of an enigma for most of us. The combination of the booklet and the DVD make for a great presentation that is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest jazz saxophone players that ever lived.