Other than First Meditations, which was not released at the time, Sun Ship was the final studio album by John Coltrane's classic quartet (with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones) before Pharoah Sanders joined the band on second tenor. At this point in time, Coltrane was using very short repetitive themes as jumping-off points for explosive improvisations, often centered around one chord and a very specific spiritual mood. Tyner sounds a bit conservative in comparison, but Jones keeps up with Trane's fire (especially on "Amen"). Even in the most intense sections (and much of this music is atonal), there is a logic and thoughtfulness about Coltrane's playing. Allmusic
Superb re-issue of a superb album. Excellent re-mastering of what many consider to be one of the classic albums of the period that escaped mainstream distribution on the big labels. For those of you who have never came across Mazlyn Jones’s music then this is where to start. For those of you who do know his music the bonus tracks are real gems. Beautifully crafted songs and lyric straight from the heart. Its good to find artists who when re-releasing work can manage to put some thought and effort into it. Wholly recommended.