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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. 594 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


Tenor Conclave - Hank Mobley

I’ve been rediscovering some of the records Coltrane made as a sideman early in his career, one of which being ‘Tenor Conclave’, released in 1957 on Prestige records and featuring Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn alongside Trane. 170 more words


Poetry (Day 236): Jazz


Cockatoos balancing
on the power-lines
like quavers or crochets
or a semibreve.

But cockatoos grew up
listening to Coltrane;
squawking and screeching,
they make a music
all their own.


Time After Time

“Time After Time,” written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in 1946, is now a jazz standard, recorded in 1958 by John Coltrane (tenor sax),  39 more words


'Good evening, Pasadena!' Concert Albums Celebrated

“Full disclosure,” I said during a 2006 phone interview with former Supertramp singer/songwriter Roger Hodgson. “Paris is the first album I fell in love with.” 806 more words