Ascension and OM are two Coltrane lps I get yet are not heavy on the play list. I understand that for Coltrane as with Miles Davis in his electric period, this music was an extension, was the next step in his process of searching.
I may not get it, but for an artistthe need exists to strike anew. Agree that Ascension can be party ending music. Once had an Ascension juke box ep, with timing strips. I always wanted to find a bar that would place it on their jukebox. Can you imagine being in some bar and the corner of Despair and Dissolution at 2 a. The mind boggles. Once again, nice post LJC.
I suggest you try to find Coltrane Plays the Blues on Atlantic. One of my faves. I actually had one of those Ascension jukebox EPs at one time, and my initial reaction was exactly the same as yours: half an hour of intense head-scratching helps explain the bald spot Heads have rolled and revolutions started for much less. For some odd reason, I place Ascension and Om Interview (August Blume 1958) - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD) two entirely different categories of Coltrane.
Om, in my view mind you. Ascension, on the other hand, DOES have a form and structure — however frail — and even a concept behind it, no matter how difficult it may be to follow it. Ascension is the anticipation of agony and death. Om, on the other hand, is the death itself: a brief vignette of artist approaching the event horizon, and then passing through it.
Ascension is the hostile, combative work. It yields not to the listener. It is the work of someone who still has not come to terms with own mortality and who was still struggling with the inevitable. Om, on the other hand, is a resignation, Interview (August Blume 1958) - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD), a surrender to nothingness. It is only a differently flavored Coltrane, but the spirit and the execution is every bit the vintage Coltrane.
And in terms of sheer vigor and violence, perhaps even more so. Not my cup of tea but I really like interstellar Space. I am not sure we should always associate Art with pleasure although, yes, pleasure makes it more Interview (August Blume 1958) - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD). Does anyone actually watch Polanski or read Kafka with the idea of being entertained or pleased? It was a morbid leg of the journey, for sure, and yet it was and still is a highly spiritual ordeal that needs to be experienced.
But then, in the interest of full disclosure, I have to add that I always had a weak spot for the musical revolutionaries — people who could no longer cope with the constraints of order and form. They utilize or at least reference enough diatonic harmony that I can begin to hear some structure in what previously sounded like pure chaos.
I distinctly remembering both of them sounding like nothing more than a mass of disorganized notes to me, which is hard to imagine today. Certainly, repeated listening brought out more and more form and a greater appreciation of harmonic possibilities on my part. I definitely feel like I appreciate all music in a deeper way than I did before as a result. That being said, I still find something like Ascension to be very slow going.
LJC, I thoroughly enjoy your posts, and I want to answer the exam questions. But, 1 I am finding difficulty writing about this album as to its artistic or anarchic message. Ascension is an album that gives back as much as you give to it. Thank you John Coltrane.
What a privilege it is to listen to. Fourth — Coltrane is not the musician who could do no wrong. Ascension and later albums may have been spiritually cleansing for him, but not for all listeners, and certainly not for me. Happily, he made so many other wonderful albums that are a joy to listen to. I personally can not listen to this as much as early Trane but I am growing to appreciate his vast catalogue.
In some respects, the harder he tried for some kind of transcendence, the further away he got…. He succeeded most beautifully when he played his sax rather than wrestled it to the ground, in my view. With Ascension I just hear too much of everything. Does that mean Jazz Class Detention yet again? The LJC Academy is an ultra-progressive learning support enterprise. You attempted some of the questions, and correctly spelt your name, which earns you a pass, with distinction.
No one here is stigmatised by failure — we believe in prizes for all. In addition to being a huge Coltrane fan up to about Crescent, I supposeon a personal level, I greatly admire Coltrane as a man and a musician.
Interesting post. Of course, in his her search for progress evolution is a better wordan artist can only go along their chosen route but I sometimes wonder if people do what they do because they become bored and seek fresh stimulation. Of course, commercial pressures play a part. My favourite Coltrane involves the straight-ahead quintet blowing of his earlier years with the likes of Wilbur Harden. Coltrane was the man.
When we listen to anything our ears, spaced apart on our head, are designed to focus on a point of interest and partially filter out the rest. Stereo attempts to give all aspects equal importance and even tries to create the illusion of a live performance. The orchestral layering of sound is best achieved musically. You can all jump on my head now.
Old mono records sound great simply because they were intended to be mono records. At first, it sounds flat not in pitch. The orchestral layering of sound has to work better in mono. The creation of a sense of dimension in music involves pitch in the y axis, time in the x and the layering of sound in the other. I remember when I wrote for one of the BBC orchestras I always left the stereo markings off the score intentionally but I never got away with it.
It gives me a sense of nausea. There is probably no connection here. Thanks for that Eduard. After all, look at the way poor Galileo suffered when he claimed the Earth went round the sun. Having said that, I could still be wrong. But then, these exchanges are not about Interview (August Blume 1958) - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD) and losing.
I still like to learn from others. Mono is ridiculous for this kind of music. This is pretty difficult album to listen to. The dense ensemble work seems just a little less tangled in stereo. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. To Coltraneologists: some exam questions Lets get this one out the way first.
Do not attempt to write on both sides of the paper at Interview (August Blume 1958) - John Coltrane - Evolution: The Road To Giant Steps (CD) same time Second, does the difference between Edition I and II really make the difference between liking and not liking the work?
Ron Thomas b. Gerald Veasley b. Chico Huff b. Craig Thomas bass, acoustic. Steve Varner bass. Darryl Hall bass. Jef Lee Johnson - guitar. Dale DeVoe.
Denis DiBlasio saxophone. Ben Schachter b. Adam Guthrie. Cedar Walton - piano. Jim McFalls trombone. Steve Giordano b. Peter Cobb b. Bob Meashey. Brian Howell. John Mosemann. Freddie Hubbard - trumpet. Michel Legrand - piano. Chris Farr saxophone, tenor. Tony Miceli b. Tom Lawton piano. Micah Jones. Thelonious Monk - piano. Ron Kerber. Jim Ridl piano.
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