#1
I looked through all the pages and for some reason, there's no thread for discussing John Coltrane. Is anyone else surprised?

Anyway, my favorite Coltrane song is My Favorite Things. Does anyone else have a favorite?
#2
is there really no coltrane thread? ahh well, i agree, favourite things is one of my faves, as is, of course, giant steps.
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Anyway, my favorite Coltrane song is My Favorite Things. Does anyone else have a favorite?


I assume you mean your favorite song Coltrane performed... "My Favorite Things" was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Coltrane is one of my favorite improvisers in history, but of his compositions, I love everything on "Coltrane's Sound," particularly "Central Park North" and "26-2." Beautiful, interesting, and challenging, just like his playing.
#5
i love coltrane!!! i just wish he didnt die so early. i would have loved to see him work with miles during his fusion period.

but my favorite song by him is Mr. P.C.
#6
My Jazz ensemble at school did an amazing version of Blue Trane, it was so fun to play. My favorite is also My Favorite Things. Wonderful song, really because of Tyner's playing though.
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#7
There are a few Coltrane threads around.

But another one doesn't hurt.
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Anyway, my favorite Coltrane song is My Favorite Things. Does anyone else have a favorite?


That's my favorite album by John Coltrane. Choosing a favorite song is difficult, considering the extensiveness of John's discography, but from the album My Favorite Things I would consider either the title track or "But Not For Me".

Also, here is an excellent rendition of "My Favorite Things" performed on guitar, for those who are interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuWgLuMtsJU
#11
Alot of people seem to really like Giant Steps. The first time I listened to it, I thought it was amazing, but then I realized that Coltrane's solo on that is pretty much the same runs over and over for five minutes. But Coltrane in general is amazing. A Love Supreme is a masterpiece--I especially love McCoy Tyner's playing on that album.
#12
To add to the albums not mentioned here, Newport '63 and Interstellar space are two of my most played Trane albums.
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#13
my Coltrane collect consist o Giant Steps, My Favorite Things and The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings. which costed a pretty penny but is worth every cent of it. god i need more Coltrane!
#14
haha I guess if you're in the jazz forum, you probably don't need to create a thread for C'trane y;know? I mean to me, he IS jazz in some respects.

yeah, I don't really know how to verbalize my adoration and respect for this man and the music that he left behind.

I have my religious views on Facebook set to "John Coltrane". And I mean that sincerely.
#15
Im listenin to "Im Old Fashioned" right now, i forgot how good this song makes me feel.
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oh for the record, if any of you guys have that woman, who is that someone extra special, put the song "Naima" off Giant Steps. roll a phatty, and then take it away from the there - and yeah have a couple of candles lit.

dude i love a girl who loves jazz and trees, thats a killer combo
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dude i love a girl who loves jazz and trees, thats a killer combo

yea pretty much. me and my girl fornicate quite often to John Scofield's album Bump lol
#20
i was about to smash to Europa by Santana, but i couldnt get it up so i broke up with her on the spot.....but anyway.....who digs the john coltrane, thelonious monk live album? i wanna buy it, but its always like 25 dollars
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#21
You could always "acquire it" somewhere on rapidshare for free. Just like you can "acquire" viagra on the black market.
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You could always "acquire it" somewhere on rapidshare for free. Just like you can "acquire" viagra on the black market.


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.....but anyway.....who digs the john coltrane, thelonious monk live album? i wanna buy it, but its always like 25 dollars


Yeah, that album's badass. Monk and Trane complement each other perfectly. The studio album is great too, you should be able to find that one for pretty cheap on Amazon or at a used record store.

Monk is a bad, bad MF too.
#24
yea i figured to just keep tryin to find it used, i got a couple of record stores that are more hidden then say best buy where everyone goes. and yea THELONIOUS is a cool mother, just say his name!
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dude nothin is wrong with my stick, she jus not even with it, i cant get down with that ugly mugg


son, stay away from feminists.

Also, yeah I have the Monk and 'trane record at the Carnegie Hall. It's cool.

also, for those who dig the spiritual dimension that 'trane took his music to in his later years, especially with his incorporation of Indian Classical melodies, I'd highly recommend the albums that his wife Alice Coltrane put out with different musicians who were all part of the 'trane/miles alumni. Here are a few to start with:

1. Journey in Satchitananda
2. Ptah, the El Daud
3. Extensions (this is a McCoy Tyner solo album featuring Alice Coltrane, and I believe Wayne Shorter or Pharaoh Sanders)
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i love coltrane!!! i just wish he didnt die so early. i would have loved to see him work with miles during his fusion period.


That looks good on paper (or screen as the case may be), but I don't think it would've realistically been possible. Only because Coltrane was exploring a musical directions so unrelated to fusion in his last years (even though fusion wasn't developing yet at the time), but I just can't imagine him playingin a fusion setting. Then again he was Coltrane, so with his musical "mission" I guess anything was possible.

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Alot of people seem to really like Giant Steps. The first time I listened to it, I thought it was amazing, but then I realized that Coltrane's solo on that is pretty much the same runs over and over for five minutes. But Coltrane in general is amazing. A Love Supreme is a masterpiece--I especially love McCoy Tyner's playing on that album.


Have you actually got the CD, or do you just have mp3's? I'm not having a go at you for downloading or anything, but if you actually have the CD, you should check out the liner notes, because they explain a lot about that style of soloing (the whole "sheets of sound" thing).
His whole aim during solos (according to the My Favourite Things liner notes I think) was to play the arpeggio of a chord, and then find every other way to play the same arpeggio, by changing the order of notes, or starting with a different leading note from the previous chord etc. In pieces like Giant Steps, this is hard to hear since each chord only lasts for two beats at the incredible speed he's playing
Basically what I'm saying is, Giant Steps is not made up of the same runs for five minutes, and besides, if you think that, wouldn't you think all of his solos were like that? (Well most of them in any case).




#27
since this is coltrane related i think i should ask here.

does anybody know the chords the band plays/plays over in afro blue?
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