Search & Destroy: John Coltrane

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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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) link

Ah, good to know, James.

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

Man, Interstellar Space is really peak music

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

four months pass...

uh hi dere

Now comes word of another new album by the classic John Coltrane Quartet, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Blue World will be released on Impulse!/UMe on Sept. 27, and like Both Directions it offers an unexpected view on a pivotal period in the band's evolution. It was recorded at Van Gelder Studios on June 24, 1964 — a few weeks after the quartet put a finishing touch on the album Crescent — as the soundtrack to a Canadian art film. Because the date had gone unnoted in session recording logs, this music has occupied a blind spot for Trane-ologists, archivists and historians.

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/16/751516859/a-lost-album-from-john-coltrane-is-found-with-thanks-to-a-french-canadian-direct

sleeve, Friday, 16 August 2019 16:09 (one week ago) link

fuuuuck

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 16 August 2019 16:10 (one week ago) link

nice

tylerw, Friday, 16 August 2019 16:15 (one week ago) link

anything in the vicinity of Crescent already has my full attention

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 16 August 2019 16:21 (one week ago) link

otm

sleeve, Friday, 16 August 2019 16:22 (one week ago) link

The new song is really good, and the idea of the 1964 quartet re-recording "Naima," "Village Blues," "Like Sonny" and "Traneing In" is very interesting to me. I am fully on board for this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m24Q78QeHA

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 16 August 2019 16:27 (one week ago) link

oh yeah that's fabulous, thanks

sleeve, Friday, 16 August 2019 16:31 (one week ago) link

this is very good and exciting

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 16 August 2019 17:56 (one week ago) link

Really want to listen to this on cd, from a black & orange digipack, on a boombox for full effect.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 16 August 2019 17:57 (one week ago) link

that new track is indeed wonderful. just what i needed on a sunday evening.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 18 August 2019 20:51 (one week ago) link

Listening to the whole album now. It's two versions of "Naima," three versions of "Village Blues," one each of "Like Sonny" and "Traneing In," and the one brand-new track. About 37 minutes of music in all. No bad performances, and the sound — it's in mono — has real punch. I love it. Gonna be listening to this one a lot more than Both Directions At Once, for sure.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:34 (four days ago) link

oh you didn't like Both Directions? I really loved it. if this is better I'm really excited

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:52 (four days ago) link

I liked it (bought the 2CD version), but I didn't love it. This one hits my personal sweet spot better, both because of the mono sound and because all the tunes are basically blues riffs.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:57 (four days ago) link

I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO HEAR THIS

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:27 (three days ago) link

I'm confused, isn't "Blue World" just a slower take of Out of this World?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 August 2019 03:27 (three days ago) link


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