Search & Destroy: John Coltrane

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Olé and Africa/Brass are my favourite Coltrane albums. His discography's so vast though, and I've only started exploring it a few years ago.

willem, Thursday, 30 August 2018 07:23 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

I did not know about the key changes in Giant Steps, well explained in this awkwardly titled video from Vox:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tIvfP9A2w

niels, Monday, 26 November 2018 14:45 (seven months ago) link

Adam Neely is a Coltrane obsessive. He did this video a while back and it blew my mind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J98jwtm5U4E

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 26 November 2018 16:47 (seven months ago) link

Adam is really smart. I took some lessons from him for a little while a few years ago and loved talking to him.

Gottseidank, es ist Blecch Freitag (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 26 November 2018 16:49 (seven months ago) link

Poor Tommy Flanagan. I thought they should have mentioned that he played Giant Steps on every gig he could after that, just so people would know he got it together (or at least I remember hearing that anecdotally).

Great video otherwise.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 26 November 2018 16:51 (seven months ago) link

Feel like “most” “serious” fans have gotten beyond that, but maybe that is just wishful thinking. By the time I was seeing him I don’t recall him playing “Giant Steps” and don’t really remember too many people bringing it up in conversation.

Gottseidank, es ist Blecch Freitag (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 26 November 2018 17:22 (seven months ago) link

This new 1963 box set Impulse is putting out seems like kind of a ripoff to me - it's the tracks from that "lost album" they just released, with John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Live at Birdland, and I think some other previously released stuff tacked on.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 26 November 2018 17:29 (seven months ago) link

Ah, good to know, James.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 26 November 2018 17:33 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

I’ve been geeking out to his solo on But Not for Me from My Favorite Things lately. He does stuff in there that already sounds like “late” Coltrane

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:46 (six months ago) link

Urrr, brainfart, I meant Summertime, not But Not For Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEftw9o1joo

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:21 (six months ago) link

semi kicking myself for not picking up whichever European tour was £15 in FOPP.
Did get Village Vanguard though just realising that I probably had most of it since i still have most of teh box set somewhere.
Want to pick up most of his Impulse lps and probably a few of teh Atlantic ones.

Also should have grabbed Pharoah Sanders' Elevation when I saw it in Honest Johns.

Do love Afro Blue Impressions since chancing on it on vinyl in Belfast 28 years ago & I assume the European tour material is going to be pretty similar.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:49 (six months ago) link

& I assume the European tour material is going to be pretty similar.

It mostly is, but the first disc-and-a-half is with Eric Dolphy. I haven't checked, but I wouldn't be surprised if you could find just the Coltrane/Dolphy live European stuff as a standalone disc.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 18:09 (six months ago) link

(sorry, to clarify: the first disc-and-a-half of the Live Trane: The European Tours box)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 18:09 (six months ago) link

Man, Interstellar Space is really peak music

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:34 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

listening to that prestige '58 box .. it's often quite familiar stuff, but still so good.

calzino, Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:23 (three months ago) link

Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers, Jimm Cobb, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Louis Hayes, Freddie Hubbard - literally fucking top notch '58 combos!

calzino, Thursday, 11 April 2019 15:29 (three months ago) link

Coltrane w Kenny Burrell was one of my first jazz records and I love it so much

It's sort of interesting in jazz how since these guys all did so many sessions in short periods of time, it can be sort of arbitrary which one you wind up starting with and that one often becomes a favorite.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:23 (three months ago) link


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