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Tag: John Coltrane

Tuesday, February 1st

sounds of Boston

Francisco Mela Quartet (FM, drums; Hery Paz and George Garzone, tenor saxophones; John Lockwood, bass), “Mr. PC” (J. Coltrane), live, Boston, 2016

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), detail from Greyed Rainbow (1953)

Monday, November 8th

timeless

John Coltrane Quartet (JQ [1926-1967], tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner [1938-2020], piano; Jimmy Garrison [1934-1976], bass; Elvin Jones [1927-2004], drums), live, New York (Half Note [radio broadcast]), 1965

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 10th

more

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, 1926-1967, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, 1938-2020, piano; Jimmy Garrison, 1934-1976, bass; Elvin Jones, 1927-2004, drums), live (“Vigil,” Naima,” “My Favorite Things”), Belgium (Comblain-la-Tour), 1965

 

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random sights

other day, New York

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radio

Today WKCR (Columbia University) celebrates the birthday of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)—all Bix, all day.

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reading table

In the dark we disappear, pure being.

—Stanley Plumly (1939-2019), from”Wight”

Monday, March 9th

passings

McCoy Tyner, pianist, December 11, 1938-March 6, 2020

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, 1926-1967, tenor saxophone; MC, piano; Jimmy Garrison, 1934-1976, bass; Elvin Jones, 1927-2004, drums), “Impressions” (J. Coltrane), live (TV show), San Francisco, 1963

 

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art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Dance (I), 1909; Jeannette, c. 1910

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radio

Today, Ornette Coleman’s birthday (b. 1930), it’s all Ornette all day on WKCR (Columbia University).

Tuesday, April 11th

more

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums), “Vigil,” “Naima,” “My Favorite Things,” live, Belgium (Comblain-La-Tour), 1965


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art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Cafe – Beaufort, South Carolina, 1955

cafe-beaufort-sc-1955-56-web

 

Monday, April 10th

musical movements

Urban Bush Women, “Walking with ‘Trane” (fragments, commentary), Rockville, Md., 2015


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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, June 2nd

never enough

John Coltrane Quartet (JC, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums), “Impressions” (J. Coltrane), live (TV show), 1963


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random thoughts

What did we do to deserve such a beautiful world?

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art beat

Francis Wolff, Blue Trane recording session (JC, tenor saxophone; Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone), Hackensack, N.J., 1957

Lee Morgan and John Coltrane

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A big birthday shout-out to my oldest listening companion, my brother Don, with whom (as I’ve noted before) I’ve shared more musical experiences than I could ever count: the Beatles (Comiskey Park, 1965), the Velvet Underground (Kinetic Playground, 1968), the MC5 (Lincoln Park, 1968) . . .

Tuesday, 9/25/12

bloodlines

Ravi Coltrane (JC’s son), tenor saxophone; Matt Garrison, bass (son of Coltrane bassist Jimmy Garrison); Nikki Glaspie, drums; live (Le Poisson Rouge), New York, 1/7/12

Friday, 8/17/12

two takes

“Moment’s Notice” (J. Coltrane)

McCoy Tyner Quartet (MT, piano; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Charnett Moffett, bass; Eric Harland, drums), live, England, 2002

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John Coltrane (tenor saxophone, with Lee Morgan trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums), recording (Blue Train), 1957

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random thoughts

Hearing, seeing, touching, smelling, tasting: what sense is missing from our repertoire that, if you came from some other world, you couldn’t imagine living without?

Thursday, 12/22/11

John Coltrane, Dorothy Love Coates, this guy: the genre makes no difference; some folks play like (as Buddhists put it) their hair is on fire.

Bach, Partita No. 4 in D Major, BMV 828
Glenn Gould, live, Canada, 1981

1: Ouverture

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2: Allemande

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3: Courante

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4: Aria

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5: Sarabande

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6: Menuet

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7: Gigue

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heaven, n. a condition or place of great happiness, delight, or pleasure. E.g., WKCR-FM’s annual Bach Festival, which begins today, at 3 p.m., and runs until midnight New Year’s Eve.

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