What was it about this piece of music that was so stunning? Of course, the arrangement by Eric Dolphy alone is a marvel. The more I heard and learned about John Coltrane, the more I related him to my heroes of Indian classical music. It came as no surprise to later learn that Coltrane was deeply invested in all kinds of music, and Indian classical music was a particular favorite of his. In essence, he was in every way the embodiment of the True Artist as well as the Deep Thinker—my kind of hero.
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Shelves: music-biographies I read this and watched the Netflicks documentary on Coltrane. I also listened to 5 of his C. People sure do have passionate, somewhat delusional, opinions about John Coltrane and his music. No doubt, the man could blow a sax - But all his hippy civil-rights new age crap gets real annoying. As a musician: WOW! Jimi Hendrix did the same things, only more musical But anything I read this and watched the Netflicks documentary on Coltrane. Jimi Hendrix did the same things, only more musical But anything else?
No thanks. I definitely learned a fair bit. Often from the great quotes from friends and legends - we even get insane babbling pseudo-spiritualizing from Carlos Santana. It was a relief to see Coltrane get through it and make some great albums before he passed away. A brilliant musician. But a GOD? This book goes into detail about his health issues and endless mouth and teeth problems that affected his horn playing. Ummh, Just no. The group was named after Charlie Parker, whom they equated to John the Baptist.
The resultant St. Coltrane may of had a fairly deep understanding of Jazz melodies and tone, but religion??? He was dumb as dirt. Coltrane also claimed to be a Muslim, embraced bits of Buddhism, spent lots of time with Hinduism, and toyed with mystic Judaism. He learned just enough to be spiritually retarded. For some reason he never seemed to question the source of anything. He never challenged religions to their cores.
Pathetically: he never noticed that Christianity states you must Worship Jesus or go to hell and Islam insists that if you DO worship Jesus you will go to hell.
And yet some people claim Coltrane was wise and well read. He should have read slower. Even hearing about his jams in New York are priceless. Can you imagine sitting at the Half Note Club and taking in a Coltrane set?
I can only dream.
Coltrane: Chasin' the Trane
Fenrizil The Savoy Sessions Dial Africa: No doubt, the man could blow a sax — But all his hippy civil-rights new age crap gets real annoying. May 02, Heshima rated it it was amazing. Sharon White rated it it was amazing Jun 15, It presents Trane as a genius saxophonist from his childhood in North Carolina to his move to NYC, his getting picked up by Miles, how he kicked dope and how Miles launched him into his fantastic and legendary solo career. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
John Coltrane flourishes after becoming sober, collaborating with Thelonious Monk and then becoming a jazz leader. About the Film Season premiere! Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day. MORE Chasing Trane features never-before-seen Coltrane family home movies, footage of Coltrane and his band in the studio discovered in a California garage during the production of this film , along with hundreds of rare photographs and television appearances from around the world.
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Chasin' the Trane