In 1961 John Coltrane entered the studio on two separate occasions to record takes for his first Impulse album. The sessions featured Coltrane’s quartet and was also augmented by a large ensemble which included a brass section with euphonium and tuba. A major draw of the album was pianist Mccoy Tyner’s arrangement of a traditional folk tune. Tyner used the folk song as a vessel to follow up on the success of the Quartets recording of My Favorite Things. Although the albums release marked a point of criticism against Trane the album was very well received by the majority. Building onto the success of My Favorite Things this session also helped to further popularize the soprano sax.