Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tune of the day - John Coltrane

The great John Coltrane and his 1961 quintet, with this sublime, blazing interpretation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein show tune 'My Favorite Things'.

This was from his 'post-Miles Davis' period, when Coltrane was cleaning up his life, setting out on his own and preferring soprano sax to his more regular tenor... Featuring his team of players of that time, some of whom are regarded these days as jazz legends in their own right - Elvin Jones (drums), McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman, later replaced by Jimmy Garrison (double bass), and Eric Dolphy (here on flute).

Class is permanent.

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