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Hallelujah Revisited

I remember vividly the first time I heard Leonard Cohen. It was in my room at Squatemala, an anarchist compound of Victorian mansions and carriage houses built by long-dead lumber barons. 613 more words


Blue Train

“Blue Train,” by John Coltrane, 1957.

John Coltrane (tenor sax), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Kenny Drew (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones… 46 more words


I know very little about Jazz

I know very little about Jazz

But the little that I know

makes me want to know more

The door keeps opening

And the more I know, the more I love… 217 more words

The Family Circle: Thoughts on Kinship, Oral History, and Music

There is a vital magic that occurs when a family is reunited after a long separation and begin to talk about the old days, the old characters and songs, and how much and how little things have changed. 945 more words

Black Music Monthly

A Love Supreme Review. John Coltrane.

To be reviewing this album actually seems superfluous. It has been reviewed and lauded so many times before. However…

All that said, I’m guessing that there will be music-lovers reading this that have never really dipped their toes into the insular, sometimes inaccessible world of jazz. 624 more words


Dear Lord (Happy Birthday, John Coltrane)

I arrived back from Italy on Monday night; I was totally exhausted, and literally bruised, from traveling back with luggage that was far heavier than what I had brought with me. 588 more words


A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme

Coltrane is the angel God called upon
to blow the universe down its swingingest groove.
Music is the resonance of eternity in the transience of the moment. 99 more words