John Coltrane Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Wharf Rat, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Wharf Rat

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    John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967),[1] was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.
     
  2. Wharf Rat

    phil bombs not bombs Prestigious

    Reserved. I listened to My Favorite Things walking through the snow in the city last month. So great.
     
  3. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    His catalog is so big and so adored that even the 5 albums I've heard seems like absolutely nothing. Excited to keep exploring.
     
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  5. Wharf Rat

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    I want you to listen to Ascension even though I know that's not your thing haha.
     
  6. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I did a few months ago. Posted about it on ap. I really did not enjoy it. I did try.

    Then I went and listened to My Favorite Things and everything was better.
     
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  7. Wharf Rat

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    oh yeah, I think I remember that convo now. Haha. You'll get there one day. Maybe. Not that it's bad if you don't.
     
  8. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Yeah I'm just not sure that style will ever be for me. I have my moments (I wasn't that bewildered by Shape of Jazz to Come) but as long as I keep an open mind and keep trying to check stuff out, I'll never feel too bad about not being into something.
     
  9. Wharf Rat

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    Yeah, that's a good mindset. Something about avante-garde clicks with my mind so I never really "progressed" into it, but if you liked Shape of Jazz to Come I'd say keep spending time with that and slowly move on to stuff like Free Jazz and Unit Structures and work your way to your limit with that style.
     
  10. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Yeah I definitely am hoping I find some stuff on the (likely tamer) edges of the style to enjoy over time. I ideally try to find something to like in every genre and era, if I can.
     
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  11. Horrorca

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    this thread was on the last pag for shame

    we all known he is a god, so to add content I'll just say that I just discovered Interstellar Space

    omg
     
  12. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    reading the Ben Ratliff book rn as I have done a major deep dive over the past month and a half

    Good book on how influential/innovative his sound was and is

    I'm a total jazz novice so the dissection of the "Coltrane changes" and many other techniques he brought to the genre is very illuminating and only helps me love his stuff more and more
     
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  13. EmmanuelSCastle

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    I'll check that out, John Coltrane is one of the dudes whose stuff always sticks with me

    jazz is hard to get into
     
  14. Horrorca

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    was listening to this one last night



    some sublime moments
     
  15. I put Coltrane or Miles Davis on at least once a week.
     
  16. Horrorca

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  17. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    That's huge. And mercifully it's pre-free jazz.