Coltrane recorded so much music in 1965 that much of it remained unreleased until after his death. Ironically,this album and First Meditations which represent the last recordings of the Classic Quartet are in my opinion the best of the lot and are only superseded by A Love Supreme. The music on Sun Ship finds Coltrane at a transitional stage,moving further towards 'free jazz,' but still with the trademark Quartet sound. Unlike some of Coltrane's later work which could be rambly and unfocused at times,these are all relatively brief pieces,and the playing throughout is diamond sharp and coherent,with the interplay between the members of the Quartet bordering on the telepathic by this stage. Coltrane's own playing is ferocious on the title track and 'Amen,' and rich and majestic on the ballad 'Dearly Beloved,'whilst 'Ascent,' following Jimmy Garrison's long intro is as catchy and accesible as anything Coltrane recorded,a real rollercoaster ride. 'Attaining' is the quietest track on the album, although still awash with waves of rhythm, and is a little reminisent of the 'Crescent' album. All in all this is a great album, despite not being that well known, and is a perfect 'sign off' from the Classic Quartet.Well worth your money if you are a Coltrane fan.