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    John Coltrane

    "...and once the seventh day had passed, God suddenly awoke and in an exasperated fit of tumultuos and inspired revolution, he created John Coltrane..."
    (found somewhere on the Internet)


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    I saw him live quite a few years back. stunning...

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    Giant Steps.

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    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Quote Originally Posted by NEB View Post
    I saw him live quite a few years back. stunning...
    Hi NEB

    To be exact 41 years at least. John Coltrane passed away 07/17/1967 only 41 years old.

    John Coltrane born in Hamlet, North Carolina 09/23/1926 (tenor and soprano saxophone, clarinet and alto horn). The alto horn and clarinet was only while at school.

    John Coltrane had a significant natural talent on the tenor saxophone. He could play three tones at the same time in rapid passages and harmonicly exploring improvisations with his typical sharp sound. I am not kiddin´. This particular playing style was called "sheets of sound". Until the time when he joined up with Miles Davis in 1955, the jazz critics blamed JC for too long solos, but Miles Davis supported him to keep it up.

    JC played with Miles Quintet from 1955-60 particularely on one of the most famous jazz albums at all in the past century "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis released in 1959. When JC left MD Quintet in 1960 he had ended his long addiction to drugs and alcohol.

    In the same period he spend with The Miles Davis Quintet he recorded in his own name on "Traneing In" Prestige Records 1957, "Blue Train" Blue Note Records 1957 and "Soultrane", Prestige Records 1958. On "Giant Steps" Atlantic Records 1959, he also played the soprano saxophone.

    From 1960/61 he played with McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Jarrison (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) on albums like "My Favourite Thing", "Coltrane´s Sound" and "Coltrane Plays The Blues, all of them from Atlantic Records 1960. In 1961 he changed record label for Impulse and recorded with Eric Dolphy "Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard " from 1961. Around 1965 JC developed a more free and experimenting "Ascension" with a quartet and brass section. Among the new musicians on this album was John Tchicai and later with Pharaoh Sanders.

    Later he formed a group with Alice Coltrane (harp and piano) and Rashied Ali (drums), which played
    classical indian and african music on "A Love Supreme" and "Meditations" and "OM" all in 1965.

    John Coltrane has been credited for his significant way of playing and his tenor saxophone made school for the next generation of saxophonist.

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    That would be right cos I was still a child at the time. My father (who was a musician as well) was a Jazz fan and used to take us kids to see all manner of players as soon as we were old enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEB View Post
    That would be right cos I was still a child at the time. My father (who was a musician as well) was a Jazz fan and used to take us kids to see all manner of players as soon as we were old enough.
    Hi NEB.

    Sounds like you had a great father, who wanted his children to watch the real thing. How did it influence you about jazz and other music styles? Do you play an instrument, if so which? Do you play jazz?

    My father took me to any car show he could find, while he always spoke on, when we get a bit more money?

    Best regards,
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    Well yes- I play. Trombone and Keyboards and of course Organ. How did it influence me? well he also took us to the Royal Opera House, the Ballet, Classical orchestral concerts, Miliatary Band concerts et al.

    I was classically trained (no college names) and went on to be an orchestral player, and Jazz keyboardist, so there was a profound influence. Now I'm a full time organist tho don't ask how I arrived there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEB View Post
    Well yes- I play. Trombone and Keyboards and of course Organ. How did it influence me? well he also took us to the Royal Opera House, the Ballet, Classical orchestral concerts, Miliatary Band concerts et al.

    I was classically trained (no college names) and went on to be an orchestral player, and Jazz keyboardist, so there was a profound influence. Now I'm a full time organist tho don't ask how I arrived there!
    Hi NEB - back to you again.

    I´ll still say you had a great father. It shows from your credentials as a talented musician in different connections and the variety of music styles introduced to you kids?

    Have a great day,
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    Just listened to Trane and Monk playing together at Carnegie Hall at a gig recorded in 1957. It still sounds fresh and innovative some 53 years on. Now that's artistic genius of the highest order!
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    steve, i bought the trane and monk at carnegie hall a couple of month ago, time to play it again. superb jazz from two jazz giants. gord

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    Gord, Happy New Year and enjoy!

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    my three favorite coltrane albums
    1 blue train-bluenote
    2coltranes sound-atlantic
    3tranes blues-giants of jazz (prestige) gord

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    Some favourite Coltrane.
    Coltrane's Sound.
    Traneing In - Good Bait-Bass Blues- from the Prestige sessions.
    My Favourite Things.
    Crescent.
    Plays The Blues.
    John Coltrane with Kenny Burrell.

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    hi stu, some great john coltrane picks. more great coltrane albums
    dakar-prestige
    giant steps-atlantic
    africa/brass-impulse
    gord

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEB View Post
    I saw him live quite a few years back. stunning...

    wow....that is incredible. i would have loved to have seen him life....a love supreme is one of the few albums that truly floored me when i listened to it.

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