John Coltrane

John Coltrane To Be Honored With Long-Term Exhibit In Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum will host a long-term exhibit dedicated to the legacy of jazz musician <b>John Coltrane</b>.Titled <i>Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical</i> …

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Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane :: The Elements / World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

The new reissue label Jazz Dispensary did us all a favor this year by bringing, <i>The Elements</i>, Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane’s lone collaboration, …

Jazz

It’s been 50 years and we still don’t understand this circle drawn by John Coltrane

In 1967 legendary jazz saxophonist <b>John Coltrane</b> gave the below sketch to his friend Professor Yusuf Lateef. Straight away, musicians may recognise it …

Music (Australia)

Masterful Monk

Most of us think of jazz as a genre predicated on extemporization—the horn man breaking into an inspired chorus set apart from the rhythmic structure …

Jazz

John Coltrane Draws a Mysterious Diagram Illustrating the Mathematical & Mystical Qualities of Music

In a post earlier this year, we wrote about a drawing John Coltrane gave his friend and mentor Yusef Lateef, who reproduced it in his book <i>Repository</i> …

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Kamasi Washington on the records that changed his life

The new jazz superstar delves deep into his record collection<p><b>With Kamasi Washington’s superb Harmony Of Difference now in shops, I thought I’d post</b> …

Music

Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Image Ownership: Public Domain<p>Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk became one of the 20th Century’s most influential and innovative jazz musicians. Born on …

Jazz

Trane of No-Thought: How Meditation Inspired Jazz Great John Coltrane

In the 50th-anniversary year of the death of John Coltrane, Zen teacher Sean Murphy looks back at the jazz icon and how meditation practice and a …

Jazz

Watch: Bringing John Coltrane Back to North Philadelphia

North Philadelphia is home to a new John Coltrane mural. But this isn’t the first mural of the legendary saxophonist to go up in the Strawberry …

African-American News

European Choreographers Translate John Coltrane’s Classic “A Love Supreme” Into a Dance Gem

John Coltrane recorded <i>A Love Supreme</i> in a New Jersey studio with Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison in 1965. Forty years later, Belgian …

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40 years on, the Coltrane memorial marks a milestone

John Coltrane was 40 years old when his death in July 1967 stunned the jazz world. It had been just 10 years since the consummate saxophonist had the …

Jazz

Review: Spinning and Toiling, but Not Finding Coltrane’s Sacred Love

It probably doesn’t make sense to call a work of art perfect, but for “A Love Supreme,” John Coltrane’s four-part musical masterpiece recorded in 1964, the word sacred feels true and right. It’s an offering, one that seems more invincible and raw with each hearing.<p>Coltrane, who overcame heroin and …

The Arts

The Rattler: Jim Carroll on Art In the Age Of Black Power

<b>There’s ambition galore behind this project. On one hand, you’ve got Soul Of A Nation: AfroCentric Visions In The Age Of Black Power, a fine</b> …

News (Ireland)

Philadelphia Unveils Its First Statue Dedicated To An African American Figure

Source: NBC PhiladelphiaOut of 1,700 public statues erected throughout the city, this is the first one dedicated to an individual African American …

Black History

Coltrane by De Keersmaeker, Freewheeling but Structure Intact

PARIS — Cerebral. Formal. Rigorously patterned and structured.<p>These are some ways to describe the choreography of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who has been creating work to often-challenging scores since her first solo in 1980. But those descriptions don’t suit “A Love Supreme,” a celebration of …

Music

Life-changing jazz albums: John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

<b>Hammond organ hero Joey DeFrancesco talks about the album that changed his life, A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane. Interview by Brian Glasser</b><p>When I …

Jazz

Macklemore's Guest DJ Station: 21 Savage, Bon Iver, John Coltrane & More

<b>Macklemore</b>'s new album <i>GEMINI</i> has finally arrived. The Seattle rapper's record features 16 new songs including his previously released singles …

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Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane: The Elements

<i>The Elements</i> represents Joe Henderson’s sole full immersion into the avant-garde, with help from a few seasoned veterans, including Alice Coltrane, …

Jazz

Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to</i> <i>pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.</i><p><b>Pop</b><p><b>BAND TOGETHER: A CONCERT AGAINST HATE</b> at Knockdown Center (Sept. 22, 8 p.m). A solo set from Geoff Rickly, best known for fronting the ferocious post-hardcore band Thursday, is the main attraction at this benefit show for the American …

The Arts

All the Crap Music Small Talk You're Going to Make in Freshers' Week

"Wanna head down to the open mic night?"<p>As mum's sobs ring in your ears and the Scunthorpe United stickers on the back of dad's Skoda sink into the quicksands of memory, remind yourself that this is what you wanted. You chose this. You chose to be deployed in a too-small bedroom with nothing but a …

Music

Bay Area concerts celebrate legendary John Coltrane

Five decades after his death at the age of 40 on July 17, 1967, the numinous presence of John Coltrane has lost none of its luster. The saxophonist …

Jazz

Jazz | Smithsonian Folkways Magazine

The challenge of talking about music is compounded when the subject is jazz, a word of clouded origins whose meaning reflects an evolution of …

Jazz

Three-day jazz festival celebrating the birthday of John Coltrane

My dad has always been a big jazz fan. I remember being young and flipping though his countless jazz albums. I also remember asking him pointblank, …

Jazz

100 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Sept 19-Sept 24, 2017

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do StaffOur arts critics have already recommended 27 great …

Seattle

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme Like You've Never Experienced

JOHN COLTRANE’S <i>A LOVE SUPREME</i><br>LIKE YOU’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED<p>December 9, 2016 | by Ross Esutis<p>John Coltrane (Photo by Bob Thiele)<p>In the video below, <b>John</b> …

Jazz

Record Players: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bond over Myspace memories, Kanye, and Kendrick

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis may be working separately for the time being — Macklemore releases his solo album, <i>Gemini</i>, on Sept. 22, and Lewis is busying …

Music

The Hip Hop Pedagogy and Innovative Prose of Rakim Allah

It was the summer of 1986 in Chicago, and my eleven-year-old self was engaged in an intense debate with my buddies after little league practice. The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

John Coltrane Documentary Receives London Screening

Featuring a performance by Binker Golding...Fascinating music film Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is set to receive a full screening in …

Horns

Empowering Black Power Afro Pick Sculpture Is Unveiled In Philadelphia

Source: Mural Arts PhiladelphiaThe 12-foot afro pick sculpture with a black power fist handle is titled <i>All Power to All People</i>.In a report from The …

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