Charlie Parker's dizzying flights Blue Train - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD) he was searching. Sonny Rollins' tense phrasing and impromptu rehearsals on the Williamsburg Bridge prove that he, too, has used his horn to plumb the depths. To a point, I buy it. But c'mon—no one can search all the time. Sometimes players are just playing, or maybe simply reveling in their speed or tone—or, in the case of a Bird, their high.
That said, there is in some cases an obvious amount of truth in the whole raw-emotioned, dissectible notion of jazz "searching. Another was John Coltrane, who remains along with Miles one of the original moving targets.
Jazz history is spangled with mini turning points, and one occurred in springwhen, for the first time, Coltrane began recording under his own name. Shaped into rough form by his time in big bands, the Miles Davis quintet, and finally Monk's band, Coltrane and his talent were then just a silhouette of the old master he would soon become: ready in terms of energy, if not in chops, to step out and begin building his soon-to-be-essential legacy.
As fate and release schedules would have it, three of Coltrane's most important early solo discs have all been recently reissued in audiophile editions with significantly improved sound. Rather than choose one of these discs, which were recorded between May and Mayit seemed more interesting to declare a triple tie and write about all three.
In many ways, they're continuations of the same session: While the sidemen change from disc to disc, the big tenor in the middle just keeps growing and growing before your very ears. Lush Life takes its title from the lead track, a lyrical reading of Billy Strayhorn's signature composition. The album is best known for three cuts in which Coltrane is accompanied by only bass and drums, a setting favored by Sonny Rollins.
Legend has it that, rather than being the result of any set plan, this arrangement occurred because the pianist on the date simply didn't show up. Unlike Rollins, who used the extra space to shove in more of everything, Coltrane is not so inspired. Blue Train - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD) concerned with working out clear articulations of his ideas as well as finding his songwriting legs, he ventures one original and four safe standards.
Although still in mono, DCC's gold reissue gives this album a new sonic lease on life, thanks to the quality of Rudy Van Gelder's original engineering and Steve Hoffman's multidimensional remastering. The title track of Blue Trainwhich was Trane's first "hit," features the powerful tenor player uttering one of his most coherent early solos.
An alternate take of "Blue Train" offers up another, less compelling solo turn. Still, it's clear that he's beginning to find the language he seeks. Though they've often been castigated for being out of place here stylistically, Blue Train - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD), trombonist Curtis Fuller and trumpeter Lee Morgan rip Blue Train - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD) big, stinging solos that, depending on your tastes, add or subtract a lot from the proceedings.
An unassailable rhythm section of Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers both of whom played with Coltrane in Miles' quintetand the incomparable Philly Joe Jones complete what is, by any standard, a hellaciously talented sextet. Here again, bit Super Bit Mapping has revealed new textures and detail missing from previous reissues of this disc. Uncompromised by any of the steps it takes to make a CD, these nearly handmade discs sound extraordinarily alive.
The sound here of Coltrane finding himself is the prelude to the first of his masterworks, Giant Stepsrecorded in But, like Miles' Birth of the Cool or Louis Armstrong's recordings with King Oliver, this is Coltrane to be loved for its brawn rather than its finesse, for its sweeping searches rather than minute observations—the explorations that were to energize both the player and his music for the rest of his life.
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Coltrane’s solo career kicked off with a slew of solid LPs and one great one: Blue Train. Trane’s Slow Blues and the fiery Locomotion represent the best of this period. And finally we get Giant Steps in its entirety: the album that marked Coltrane as a great leader in his own right, with its mix of intense playing and relentless innovation. Coltrane defines jazz When I first heard this album I was amazed, and immediately a worshipper of Trane. All the tracks are flawless, but the one that really stands out is Giant Steps. You can really listen that over and over again, and Coltranes solo is among his best. A must buy for all jazz collections By jaklaire (NY, NY). this album is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both hard bop as well as sensitive balladry - touching upon all forms in between.
Featuring key tracks with Coltrane working as both a bandleader and as a sideman in sessions with the likes of Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Red Garland, Hank Mobley, and others recorded for the Prestige, Savoy, Columbia, and Blue Note labels between and , plus some 40 minutes of radio and other interviews with the saxophonist, this fascinating collection culminates with 8/
Blue Train is a studio album by John Coltrane, released in January on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is the only Blue Note recording by Coltrane as session leader. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. The title track to Blue Train exemplifies the essence of John Coltrane’s multifarious styles and uncanny musicality. The composition is structured around a deep brooding and reoccurring blues theme. Contrasting Coltrane’s sonic flurry are Lee Morgan (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Kenny Drew (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums).
JOHN COLTRANE Giant Steps ( Mono reissue) JOHN COLTRANE Blue Train. CD CD Released: 14th Jul £ marking the 50 the anniversary of john coltrane’s death, this acoustic quartet-based album features compositions by, & inspired by, the legendary saxophonist.
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