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12/05/2018: "In A Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

The combination of Duke Ellington’s superb piano playing and John Coltrane’s saxophone makes for a very beautiful piece of music.

The song was originally written by Ellington in 1935, apparently spontaneously to calm a fight down! 102 more words


Saturday Jazz

John William Coltrane, also known as “Trane” (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967),[1] was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the 

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El desmoronamiento

A Potosí, como a Venecia, uno llega sabido. O contaminado, según se mire. La frase del valor aún conserva su fama desde que la escribiera Cervantes. 2,624 more words

18/04/2018: "Journey In Satchidananda" by Alice Coltrane feat. Pharoah Sanders

A lot of Alice Coltrane’s music can probably best be described as being “cosmic”. She often viewed her music as a spiritual expression; she was deeply influenced by mysticism, to the point of setting up her own ashram (spiritual retreat) in the early 80s. 149 more words


Musical aside: Cecil Taylor's departure

Hey there! Thanks for checking in. My blog typically focuses on writing and editing, but select events can preempt that focus. Plus, it’s still writing! 225 more words

Jazz with that cool hard Edge.

The epitome of cool jazz when I was growing up was John Coltrane on the 8 track in my dad’s 98. I didn’t appreciate him till I got older, his whole thing just wasn’t working for my young pop self. 29 more words