While we wait for Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy, let’s enjoy this wondrous 40+ minutes of the Coltrane Quintet in Finland. Compared to the Village Vanguard tapes from just a few weeks before, the performance is relatively smooth — nothing too outward bound like “India” or “Chasin’ Another Trane.”
Turning 60 this year, Coltrane and Hartman is essential listening not just for jazz aficionados, but hopeless romantics far and wide. The smokey mood of the record eclipses its genre, belonging more to an ethereal wavelength of nocturnal ambiance than musical categorization.
Part Soft Machine groove excavation, part Sabbathy ritual, bassist Ron Mathewson and his (unidentified) band take on John Coltrane’s classic “A Love Supreme.”
Recorded September 25, 1958 in the basement of Detroit-based saxophonist Joe Brazil, this bootleg finds John Coltrane in a loose, sentimental, and as always, spirited mood, and its dissemination online adds new wrinkles to the folklore of Trane.
You’re tuned into the Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions podcast…This month, we bring you the uncut edition of our conversation with Tim Heidecker, explaining the classic inspirations behind his latest LP, What The Broken Hearted Do. Also, a review of the John Coltrane boxset, Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings. And to close out, Johnathan Rice live at Gold Diggers, discussing both his haikus—optimized for the social media age—and new album, The Long Game.
Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings compiles every song Coltrane cut as a bandleader in that pivotal year, and captures him at a crucial stage in his journey, his first true attempt to will his sax into new territory.
Eric Dolphy enthusiasts take note. November 23rd sees the release of Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions , via Resonance Records. Spread over three discs, the set includes both the Conversations and Iron Man studio albums, along with 85-minutes […]
John Coltrane’s vaunted A Love Supreme is a record with baggage. And while almost none of it is negative, the price of absolute reverence can be untouchability, or worse, mass appeal. And while […]
John Coltrane would’ve turned 90 today, and even though he passed on all the way back in 1967, the music he made still reverberates with a power and clarity that refuses to […]
I like to ‘check in’ with this clip every now and again. You know, like right now. Footage recorded July, 2 1966, a year prior to Coltrane’s passing the following […]