News featuring John Coltrane

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’15 Jul 16 Thu

Thursday 16th July

  • Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975 review – coolly swinging


    Miles Davis was one of the Newport Jazz festival’s favourite guests over the years, and Newport was where, in 1955, he kickstarted a faltering, heroin-delayed career with a subtly paced reading of Thelonious Monk’s Round Midnight. The performance put him on the road to stardom. This four-CD box features 20 years of Davis’s Newport gigs, from that 1955 epiphany alongside Monk himself (a gig introduced by none other than Duke Ellington), through the freebop of the great 1950s and 60s quintets, into sets from 73 and 75, and winding up with a gritty electric group including Keith Jarrett on keys and Davis on cat-wailing wah-wah trumpet in 1971. Except on Round Midnight, Davis sounds unsettled in 1955. By 1958, however, he was a coolly swinging new man, with a blistering John Coltrane on tenor and a delicate Bill Evans on piano (the Kind of Blue band in waiting). And in the 60s, he was an uninhibited sonic flamethrower in Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter’s company.…

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’15 May 28 Thu

Thursday 28th May

  • Kamasi Washington released 'The Epic' on Brainfeeder; NPR streaming its release show tonight (ft. Thundercat & more)

    Jazz saxophonist/composer Kamasi Washington has been at it for over a decade -- early works include Young Jazz Giants, his quartet with Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat and others, who released a self-titled album in 2004 -- but he's been in the spotlight recently thanks to his contributions to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and his debut album as a bandleader, The Epic, which came out earlier this month on Flying Lotus' label Brainfeeder. (Thundercat appears on this too.) Pitchfork gave the album Best New Music and wrote:

    It's something of a gobsmacking paradox to discover what a hip-hop-free zone The Epic is, and how enamored of jazz's past it turns out to be. This triple-album set is an extravagant love letter to (among other things): soul jazz, John Coltrane (various periods), and 1970s fusion leaders like Miles Davis and Weather Report. The Epic's Disc 1 opener, "Change of…

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’15 Mar 19 Thu

Thursday 19th March

  • John Coltrane Quartet featuring Eric Dolphy: So Many Things: The European Tour 1961

    The four discs on So Many Things find the band looking for some sweet spot between a groove the audience can latch onto and the experimentalism that shaped the early '60s period of Coltrane's career.

    John Coltrane had visited Europe in 1960 as a member of Miles Davis's band. His run with that band would end soon after that, but the Acrobat label captured that tour on last year's All of You: The Last Tour, 1960. Now, Acrobat captures Coltrane's 1961 return to Europe, this time as a band leader. He brought in tow his excellent quartet: Reggie Workman on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano.…

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Sunday 7th December

  • 50 Years Of Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

    Fifty years ago this week, John Coltrane and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks on what would become his most important statement: "A Love Supreme." NPR's Arun Rath takes a look back at the album.

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Saturday 6th December

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