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sirpsycho85
01-31-2006, 10:53 PM
holy mother of god. recently since i've been trying to listen to jazz, i've gotten very into the little music i have by john coltrane. this was the miles davis album "kind of blue" and coltrane's own brilliant "giant steps", and i have now added "a love supreme". his music is just the most spiritual thing i have ever heard. incredibly uplifting, even if you don't plan to have any of your own religious awakenings, and i don't, there's just something deeply spiritual and pure about his music. "giant steps" is just brilliant, from the impossible to follow be-bop of the title track, to indian flavored solos to the gorgeous Naima. anybody else completely blown away by this genious?

Fargalas
01-31-2006, 10:57 PM
Totally and completely. I'm thinking about acquiring a Guitar Supreme, which is a whole bunch of his stuff covered by Jazz Fusion musicians like Eric Johnson.

You aren't alone in your love of Coltrane. He's that good.

les_paul_01
01-31-2006, 11:08 PM
i play guitar in a jazz band at school so i naturally came across coltrane. hes one of the few musicians who can inspire audiences 40 years after his death. its good to know others my age respect such a great musician.

INDUSTRIALMETAL
02-01-2006, 01:29 AM
I'm a really, really big fan. I first fell in love with his work when I heard his album with Kenny Burell about a two years ago. Ever since then I have become a relative fanatic.

power freak
02-01-2006, 02:06 PM
Totally and completely. I'm thinking about acquiring a Guitar Supreme, which is a whole bunch of his stuff covered by Jazz Fusion musicians like Eric Johnson.

I've heard it isn't very good.


Personally I love John Coltrane, although I do think that A Love Supreme is vastly overated...


:cheers:

sirpsycho85
02-01-2006, 11:06 PM
^it's not as good as "Giant Steps" in my opinion, but it's still fantastic. I'd say it's more spiritual than Giant Steps and that was a sound Trane was really known for, but i do like a lot of the pieces on GS more.

mexican_shred
02-01-2006, 11:09 PM
i play guitar in a jazz band at school so i naturally came across coltrane. hes one of the few musicians who can inspire audiences 40 years after his death. its good to know others my age respect such a great musician.
Same here. I atcaully transpose his work into guitar and when ever we arent doing anything in jazz band i sit in a corner and play coltrane.


Also check out some charlie parker. This guy is amazing.

hardrock1315
02-02-2006, 09:38 PM
I just got some Best of John Coltrane and Miles Davis thing from the library. I already had a few by each, but this was really cool 'cause it was all colaborations between what are in my opinion the two greatest jazz artists. And yes, Giant Steps is brilliant.

GraveSs
02-04-2006, 01:07 AM
Coltrane is brilliant hands down.

Dirk Gently
02-04-2006, 02:08 AM
My favorite Coltrane album is the one he did with Thelonious Monk. "Ruby My Dear" will get you laid.

RhoadsSRV8290
02-11-2006, 10:30 AM
I'm a big fan of Equinox. I don't know why but that song just speaks to me.

Dr. Hackenbush
03-02-2006, 06:48 PM
Also check out some charlie parker. This guy is amazing.

Absolutely, Charlie Parker was incredible--same goes for Coltrane of course. I don't have any of his albums but I have a set called "The Classic Quartet" that is mindblowing.

Gabuydachk
03-03-2006, 06:06 PM
i love his stuff
his version of my favorite things and on green dolphin street (w/ M davis)
and nobody can deny the greatness of tunes like equinox, impressions, blue train, giant steps, and a love supreme

EDIT: listen to his version of Greensleeves

Iluvpowerchords
03-07-2006, 07:10 PM
John Coltrane + Thelonious Monk = the Pinnacle of Jazz collaborations.

FunFuBarMan
03-11-2006, 06:21 PM
I play sax so i love Coletrain

Steve Cropper
03-12-2006, 05:45 PM
I don't know about the most epic collaboration. I've heard Coleman Hawkins and Django Reinhardt jamming on "Body and Soul" for half an hour changed some lives.

sirpsycho85
03-19-2006, 09:16 PM
^do you have that jam? is it available anywhere?

GraveSs
03-19-2006, 10:24 PM
Coltrane is the master of the sax.

deluxity
01-17-2007, 09:02 PM
has anyone heard the bootleg from stockholm, i have walkin' on my ipod and it's amazing

VR2005
01-17-2007, 10:00 PM
now reviving a thread from almost a year ago.

WyldeGibsonPlyr
01-17-2007, 11:36 PM
Coltrane is god.

Period.

VR2005
01-18-2007, 12:24 AM
I'll agree with that though.

SRV99
01-18-2007, 01:26 AM
for the gutiar players who are into coltrane, listen to Derek Trucks, he was greatly inspired by coltarane and his playing style (his phrasing and the pauses he puts in his playing) are similar.

On Coltrane: I was introduced to him through listening to Trucks and I really like his style (especially Equinox, Mr. PC, and his version of Greensleeves).

IrishBlues
01-18-2007, 07:25 AM
^Also check out Duane Allman's solo in "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". He draws a heavy Coltrane style into them.

ledhed68
01-18-2007, 08:25 AM
Coltrane is amazing, the first jazz that I ever listened to was Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"

VR2005
01-18-2007, 07:36 PM
^Definitely my favorite standard that John Coltrane ever recorded.

ledhed68
01-18-2007, 08:27 PM
For SRV99, check out the Doors' "Light My Fire", it was influened by Coltrane's "My Favorite Things", it's how i was introduced to him.

StuartR
01-19-2007, 03:31 PM
Ascension is great.

RIP Alice

SRV99
01-22-2007, 06:32 PM
For SRV99, check out the Doors' "Light My Fire", it was influened by Coltrane's "My Favorite Things", it's how i was introduced to him.
Yeah, I recently got the doors guitar tab book, and they interviewed kreiger, who said coltrane was a great influence on him. The Am, Bm chord change in light my fire is really coltrane-like.

Agga
01-23-2007, 10:20 AM
Got to love John Coltrane

ph3n0m
09-28-2007, 02:40 PM
Giant Steps wins

MastaBassist10
09-28-2007, 02:55 PM
holy mother of god. recently since i've been trying to listen to jazz, i've gotten very into the little music i have by john coltrane. this was the miles davis album "kind of blue" and coltrane's own brilliant "giant steps", and i have now added "a love supreme". his music is just the most spiritual thing i have ever heard. incredibly uplifting, even if you don't plan to have any of your own religious awakenings, and i don't, there's just something deeply spiritual and pure about his music. "giant steps" is just brilliant, from the impossible to follow be-bop of the title track, to indian flavored solos to the gorgeous Naima. anybody else completely blown away by this genious?
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Sleepn_Giant
09-28-2007, 04:06 PM
Giant Steps is really cool and is probably my favorite album by him. But I also think Blue Train is another one of his amazing albums that I noticed hasn't gotten as much mention as it should here.

I especially love the song Moment's Notice (of course) ;).

sinan90
09-28-2007, 06:08 PM
I love Trane, but sometimes I think his soloing becomes incoherent and doesn't have the conciseness of someone such as Bird. It sometimes takes Trane a few minutes to say in a solo what Bird would do in 48 bars.

Axegrinder#9
09-28-2007, 11:13 PM
if there's divinity, it's to be found in his music.

samoo
09-08-2008, 01:54 AM
Why is there no discussion on Coltrane here? What's up with you guys..

Favorite albums anyone?

slidething31
09-08-2008, 02:42 PM
My favorite things and a love supreme.

ohhey9040
09-08-2008, 04:35 PM
Why is there no discussion on Coltrane here? What's up with you guys..

Favorite albums anyone?
Of the ones I have...
1. A Love Supreme
2. Giant Steps
3. One Down, One Up
4. My Favorite Things
5. Ascension
6. Blue Train
7. Impressions

But they're all amazing, really.

imgooley
09-08-2008, 04:45 PM
1. A Love Supreme
2. Giant Steps

Two of the greatest pieces of recorded music in the history of mankind.


And that is not hyperbole.

imgooley
09-08-2008, 04:51 PM
I love Trane, but sometimes I think his soloing becomes incoherent and doesn't have the conciseness of someone such as Bird. It sometimes takes Trane a few minutes to say in a solo what Bird would do in 48 bars.
I will agree to an extent, but I don't like comparing musicians, especially Sax players, that way. By that token, it takes Bird 48 bars to say what Mr. Porkpie Hat could say in 12. It's disingenuous to the artist.

That said, his outrageous stuff on Impressions takes some getting used to, but the first lick of A Love Supreme is tear wrenching.