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 Post subject: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:07 pm 
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I just picked up "One Down, One Up, Live at the Half Note." I think it was released in 2005, because I was not familiar with it. It's from 1965, right before the quartet broke up.

OH MY GOD. If you are a Coltrane fan or a jazz fan who digs some of the more "avant garde" type playing from this period, all I can tell you is this double disc is fucking unbelievable. Better than Village Vanguard. It is absolutely ferocious. Go get it.

Thanks for listening to me gush.

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The only Coltrane album I have is Interstellar Space, which is a fucking marvelous album. Will have to look into this one.

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On Atlantic records he realised two seminal album, "Giant Steps" and "My Funny Valentine", but I also like Olé.
With Impulse he recorded a lot of splendid records: "Africa Brass", "Ballads", "Coltrane", "Duke Ellington & John Coltrane" and "A Love Supreme" among others.
Do not forget to listen to the work he did with Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk. The recently released "Thelonius Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall" is really a must.

Because John Coltrane has been extremely influential on saxophonists in general I have a joke now, not on Coltrane but on saxophonists.

How many saxophonists are needed to change an electric-light bulb ?
Ten.
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One holds the bulb, the other nine are asking themselves "How John Coltrane would have done this ?"

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The building that used to be the Half Note is across the street from my office...

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king wrote:
The only Coltrane album I have is Interstellar Space, which is a fucking marvelous album. Will have to look into this one.


If you love Interstellar Space, you'll probably love this:

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The last know live recording of Trane.

It's out there ... :shock:

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And A Love Supreme, obviously...

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My Most Favored Coltrane:

"John Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders -- Live in Seattle" (First released in 1971, recorded on Sept. 30, 1965 live at The Penthouse, Seattle, WA.)

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I quite like "Meditations" and "Ascension" myself. But I'm definitely not a Coltrane afficionado.

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Like miles better.


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arrcee wrote:
king wrote:
The only Coltrane album I have is Interstellar Space, which is a fucking marvelous album. Will have to look into this one.


If you love Interstellar Space, you'll probably love this:

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The last know live recording of Trane.

It's out there ... :shock:

This could be great if the sound quality weren't bootleg level. Unfortunate.

However I am psyched to check out One Down One Up as you compared to my very favorite Village Vanguard, thanks for the recommendation!

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 Post subject: Re: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
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Coltrane + Dolphy = improv heaven

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 Post subject: Re: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
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The only Coltrane I have is Enernity (by Alice). I should really get more on both of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
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i have the blue train album

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 Post subject: Re: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
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I have blue trane, africa, some stuff with miles and monk, uhhh just the song giant steps (on my other computer which is broke) and I have Love Supreme on vinyl. I really like Love Supreme but I hate the way it's mixed with the drums off to one side. I really never appreciated any saxophone stuff until my son got into jazz!!! I really heave learned to appreciate a lot of jazz I just sort of brushed away since I didn't really "get" saxophone.

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 Post subject: Re: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
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I've got a lot of early Coltrane stuff-there are some great value box sets out there at the moment-including the Miles/Coltrane set, and a set called 'Blue Train' (10 discs for a tenner!). I figured as a relative Trane noob I'd go chronological and absorb the early stuff first, and try and follow the development of the artist (I already had Giant Steps and A Love Supreme, and some of the Miles stuff). You know, try and suss out why he's held in such regard. 50 years on it's maybe a bit harder to understand how and why his influence was so important. I like what I'm hearing though.

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massagio wrote:
Like miles better.


I'm not sure what this means exactly, but no one has seemed to mention that if you really want to discover Coltrane right off the bat, check out his playing with Miles. The fact that the two of them even played together in the first place makes it that much more incredible :mrgreen:
Then you add on someone like Cannonball Adderley et al. and who knows :P

I remember the first time I heard Kind of blue and how after wards I was in complete awe :!:


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Coltrane + Dolphy = improv heaven


Dolphy shines on Mingus at Antibes too. The guy was good. Memorial BBQ this year at my house.

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feetlightup wrote:
I quite like "Meditations" and "Ascension" myself. But I'm definitely not a Coltrane afficionado.



Don't really get ascension but meditations (and first meditations) is awesome. first meditations is a less free more traditional recording of the suite but it's still out there big style - beautiful , doesn't tend to get mentioned as much as his other stuff, love supreme etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz/Coltrane Fans
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Thanks for the tip, gotta get that "One Up One Down," Roughly my favorite period. March to October, '65? My 2 favorite JC albums ("Transition" and "Kulu se Mama") fall under this time frame.


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