Olé Coltrane is an album by jazz musician John Coltrane released in November 1961 on Atlantic Records. Coltrane’s interest in the music of Spain evident in “Olé”, may have been spurred by his ex-employer Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain from the previous year. The structure and melody of the modal jazz vamp “Olé” was borrowed from the Spanish folk song “El Vito” (later used as the tune of “El Quinto Regimiento” from the Spanish Civil War, which was made known by Pete Seeger), while the soprano saxophone work recalled 1961’s “My Favorite Things”.

– John Coltrane — soprano saxophone on “Olé” and “To Her Ladyship”; tenor saxophone on “Dahomey Dance” “Aisha” and second part of To Her Ladyship
– Freddie Hubbard — trumpet
– Eric Dolphy — flute on “Olé” and “To Her Ladyship”; alto saxophone on “Dahomey Dance” and “Aisha”
– McCoy Tyner — piano
– Reggie Workman — bass on “Olé,” “Dahomey Dance” and “Aisha”
– Art Davis — bass on “Olé,” “Dahomey Dance” and “To Her Ladyship”
– Elvin Jones — drums