Post Tagged with: "John Coltrane"

On the Abe Ovadia Trio, and the never-ending search for John Coltrane’s fiery intensity

Whenever I go to a live music event my hope is to get completely absorbed and immersed within the music. I find that the musicians who do this most for me are not the ones who show off their mastery of the language or technical proficiency.

One Track Mind: Jussi Reijonen, “Naima” (2013)

John Coltrane’s “Naima” is very likely his most covered song, and for good reason. The term “tone poem” gets tossed around a lot in the vicinity of any pretty, graceful melody, but this composition is the epitome of that term, and the beauty of it is evident in every cover I’ve heard.

Desert Island Discs: Live Album Edition

Only perhaps on this site could we query folks for Desert Island Live Discs, and find a six-way tie among the responses between the Who, Bill Evans, Little Feat, Kiss, Warren Zevon and the Talking Heads.

Curtis Fuller – Down Home (2012)

Sounding something like the classic Blue Note recordings of trombonist Curtis Fuller’s youth, Down Home has an in-the-pocket joy that’s contagious.

Mort Weiss: On the state of jazz, Coltrane clones, and the noose of technology

Some thoughts and comments — bound to piss some people off and others smile. Do I feel that I am an expert on what I’m about to say? The answer is a resounding yes! Onward.

Gimme Five: Jazz's greatest final recordings from John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, others

“Thank you very much, you make me feel so wonderful. It’s been a pleasure being here but I really must go now, it’s so hot.” — Clifford Brown at the end of his final performance, June 25, 1956

Jimmy Cobb on Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, others; Gimme Five

Jimmy Cobb on Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, others; Gimme Five

Jimmy Cobb, the primarily self-taught drummer who rose to prominence during a ’50s-era stint with Miles Davis, takes us inside the free-form sessions favored by his old boss.

Jimmy Cobb, on Miles Davis, Dinah Washington and rediscovering jazz: Something Else! Interview

Jimmy Cobb, on Miles Davis, Dinah Washington and rediscovering jazz: Something Else! Interview

Jimmy Cobb, the lone survivor of Miles Davis’ first legendary band, continues to furiously drum — even while carrying the torch.

Roland Hanna – Colors from a Giant’s Kit (2011)

Why wasn’t Roland Hanna, a first-rate piano improviser and brilliant accompanist, more famous? Newly unearthed sessions for the IPO Recordings release Colors From a Giant’s Kit, again first-rate, again brilliant, don’t do anything to solve the riddle.

Branford Marsalis – Footsteps Of Our Fathers (2002)

by Mark Saleski You’ve gotta love what Branford Marsalis is all about. In today’s music industry, where creativity is mostly overlooked in favor of bottom-line issues, Branford made a break in advance of this album from his long-time record label

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