Articles tagged john coltrane

Monk and Coltrane Return to Vinyl: A Conversation with Producer Nick Phillips

The classic 1957 studio encounters between a mature Thelonious Monk and an up-and-coming John Coltrane are now remastered for high-quality vinyl. The music deserves it.

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Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane

Two very different saxophonists revisit a rare set of tunes on an anniversary John Coltrane's death. Original, bracing, excellent.

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Finding the Sublime in Jazz, an Argument for Abstraction

Jazz columnist Will Layman presents seven pieces of music as evidence of the beauty and urgency of pure sound in instrumental jazz.

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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

Fifty years later, with American music changed indelibly because of A Love Supreme, that seems like enough reason to celebrate the album yet again.

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Meditations in Sound: The Jazz Africana of Pharoah Sanders

Exploring the realms of African mysticism, Pharoah Sanders walks an extraordinary path through the hinterland of jazz music's otherworld.

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1965: 12 Months That Shook the World

1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.

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John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University

This set, performed just nine months before Coltrane's death, shows both the impressive openness of his late-era band and the limitations of its sound.

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Thoughts on the Olympics, Improvisation and Jay Adams

In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.

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Counterbalance No. 67: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’

As Coltrane said, “One thought can produce millions of vibrations and they all go back to God.” A spiritual jazz masterpiece is the 67th most acclaimed album of all time. Counterbalance has a listen.

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Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Music

No matter how many times it gets reissued, a great album is still a great album. Monk's Music will never sound anything short of terrific.

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Counterbalance No. 39: Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’

The Great List of the most acclaimed albums of all time makes its first foray into jazz, beginning with Miles Davis’ 1959 favorite. With no lyrics to quote, Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn are having difficulty writing this introduction.

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7 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Harriet Tubman: Ascension

Their band is named after one of American history's most revered women. Their album is named after one of John Coltrane's most ambitious works. Harriet Tubman's Ascension walks the talk.

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Miles Davis: The Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige

The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.

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McCoy Tyner epitomizes the restless spirit and inspiration that characterizes all of our great artists. He was already a master by the mid-’60s; his work with John Coltrane could be studied and analyzed the way entire catalogs of music get dissected by critics. He was neither sated nor satisfied though, so he kept pushing and his work became increasingly ambitious, wide in scope and rewarding

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David Liebman: Lieb Plays the Blues à la Trane

Don't let the lofty title fool you, saxophonist David Liebman is just playing covers and having fun here.

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‘John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom’: Insider Perspectives

The better contributions in this edited volume navigate a course between the particular and the universal, granting Coltrane's music the freedom it demands.

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Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist

Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.

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8 Sep 2010 // 8:00 AM

The Shape of Jazz That Came…

The awake, aware folks who make and receive these offerings celebrate an ever-evolving music that resists boundaries, the sort capable of communication that transcends language and explanation.

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Wayne Shorter is the authentic item that aficionados savor, but whom virtually anyone with unpolluted ears can immediately appreciate.

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Aside from John Coltrane's classic quartet, there is no jazz band that can hold a candle to the second Miles Davis quintet.

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Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

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"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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