John Coltrane

This running playlist will power you through that first mile

It’s only 1.6 kilometers. 5,280 feet. 63,360 inches. And yet somehow, no matter how far you can run, the first mile often feels like it stretches on …

Lifestyle

Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

In the jazz canon, few musicians are as highly regarded as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane The main challenge in producing a documentary on jazz …

Jazz

The Pitch

We all have our favorite places for listening to music. For some, it might be between a pair of headphones, for casual distraction during the daily routine or to get lost in a quiet corner of the living room. For others, it might be an arena, a bar, or a dance club. In bedrooms, music can …

Music

Still 'Chasing Trane': New film explores John Coltrane's enduring greatness

Yasuhiro "Fuji" Fujioka was a teenager in the '60s, rocking out to Beetles albums in his native Osaka, Japan. Then he heard John Coltrane. The …

Jazz

Body And Soul: The Jazz Icons Who Died Too Young

Life on the road, with all its perils and temptations, coupled with a tendency among some young people to both “push the envelope” and believe they …

Jazz

Miles Davis' E.S.P. at 45rpm

<i>E.S.P.</i>, recorded over three sessions in January 1965, marked a major turning point in the music of Miles Davis. Throughout his life—as a sideman to …

Jazz

By Any Name, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Was A Force

The music of the late Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, the wife of the jazz giant John Coltrane, has always rested somewhat in the shadows. It didn't help that she gave her career up — to become a spiritual leader.<p>But some of her Hindu-inspired recordings by this composer, pianist, organist, …

Jazz

Kiefer Might Be The Best Kept Secret in Jazz and Alt-Rap

Photo by Rob Klassen.Kiefer Shackelford, a San Diego-born, L.A.-based multi-instrumentalist, can’t remember the first time he was perched up on a …

Jazz

10 Films Coming to the Cinematheque This Summer You Won't Want to Miss

The Cleveland Institute of Art's sleek arthouse Cinematheque theater is a treasure trove for those looking to watch old and obscure films. Even <i>The</i> …

Cleveland

Bulldust

Peter Fray, former editor of the <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i>, told the Senate media inquiry today that politicians should refrain from using the phrase …

Journalism

Feel the divine

Between 1982 and 1995, one of America’s foremost jazz musicians recorded a series of albums that were only ever made available on cassette tape. To …

Jazz

John and Alice Coltrane’s Cosmic Music reissued on vinyl

<i>Originally published by The Vinyl Factory.</i><b>With the original private press cover artwork.</b>Spiritual jazz power couple Alice and John Coltrane’s …

Music

The 25 Best Movies Playing in Seattle This Weekend: May 11-14, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks for May 11-14, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do StaffThis weekend, head to the movies to watch an unmissable …

Seattle

Alice Coltrane’s Ashram Recordings Are Nearly Perfect Music for Our Current Moment

Alice Coltrane released <i>A Monastic Trio,</i> her first album as a bandleader, in 1968, one year after the death of her husband and collaborator John …

Jazz

The Intimacy Behind Jazz’s Seminal Image

It’s quite easy to tell the story of how certain photographs were taken, to link what’s going on within the frame to the situation or circumstances around it. In the case of Robert Capa’s gray, sea-drenched images of soldiers struggling to shore on D-Day, we know the precise historical moment they …

Jazz

Complete Monk with Coltrane Sessions to be Reissued on Vinyl

0<p>1<p>1 of 2 Next<p>On June 9, Craft Recordings, a new imprint of Concord Music Group, will reissue Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane’s <i>Complete 1957</i> …

Music

Denzel Washington, Dix Hills home featured in John Coltrane film

There's an unusual scene-stealer in "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" -- the Coltranes' house in Dix Hills, where John, his wife, Alice, …

Jazz

Remembering Jazz's Greatest Year With the Living Legends of 1959

Ron Carter, the most-recorded jazz ­bassist of all time, never planned to play jazz music. But by the time he ­graduated from the prestigious Eastman …

Jazz

Cornel West Makes a Shocking Confession in Chasing Trane, a Documentary About John Coltrane

by Charles Mudede<i>Chasing Trane</i>: The John Coltrane Documentary screens now through May 11 at Capitol Theater. And then it happens. And when it …

Jazz

Premiere: Meklit Pays Homage To Her Ethiopian Influences On “I Want to Sing For Them All”

The song is from Meklit's upcoming album '<i>When The People Move, The Music Moves Too'.'</i>

Music

'Chasing Trane' review: Reliving John Coltrane's demons, triumphs and too-short life

John Coltrane helped shape the boundaries and the receptivity of his own musical times. But it's nonetheless remarkable that a jazz album as personal, searching and ecstatically out-there as John Coltrane's modal triumph "A Love Supreme" (1965) could sell a half-million copies by the end of the …

Jazz

This Short Documentary Tells The Story Of Alice Coltrane’s Spiritual Transformation

Image courtesy of Luaka BopThe Luaka Bop label will be releasing a compilation that features some of <b>Alice Coltrane</b>‘s first vocal work, and in …

Jazz

Watch a short documentary about Alice Coltrane's spiritual journey

May 4, 2017 In News<p><b>From recording with John Coltrane to her devotional Ashram tapes.</b><p>This week Luaka Bop will release <i>The Ecstatic Music of Alice</i> …

Jazz

‘Summertime’ named UK’s favourite Ella song

Saxophonist John Coltrane's life features in a new documentary film ‘Chasing Trane', released this week<p>Ella Fitzgerald remembered on her centenary, …

Music

Doors drummer John Densmore on 'Chasing Trane' and the price musicians pay chasing their art

<i>John Densmore, founding member of the Doors, will participate in a question-and-answer session on Sunday following a screening at the Arclight in Hollywood of director John Scheinfeld’s new documentary “Chasing Trane,” tracking the life and career of influential jazz saxophonist John</i> …

Jazz

A reliably thunderous performance from D.C. jazz veteran Andrew White

Andrew White is enormous. Not in stature — he’s tall and slender — but in expressiveness. For example, his wardrobe at Blues Alley on Wednesday night comprised a salmon-colored jacket, red pants, a splashy red-and-yellow shirt and a white tie, with two gold medals hanging around his neck along with …

Jazz

Arnold Dreyblatt And The Orchestra Of Excited Strings - Propellers In Love

Propellers In Love<p>×<p>Related artists<p>Which artist do you want to see more of?<p>Arnold Dreyblatt<br>• Arnold Dreyblatt & the Orchestra of Exited …

Vinyl Records

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane / Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

Concord’s new reissue label Craft Recordings will next month issue their first release, <i>The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings</i>, a three-LP vinyl box …

Jazz

John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk's Complete 1957 Recordings reissued as deluxe vinyl box set

April 26, 2017 In News<p><b>Two trailblazers united.</b><p>John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk may have been contemporaries at jazz’s cutting edge for nigh on three …

Jazz

DownBeat News

News The Latest From Around The Music World<p>Q&A with “Chasing Trane” Filmmaker John Scheinfeld<p><b>By Shannon J. Effinger</b>   I  Apr 25, 2017   11:43</i> …

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