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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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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.

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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.
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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.
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Quote by Fargalas
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...


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^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.
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Quote by les_paul_01
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.
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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.
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My favorite Coltrane album is the one he did with Thelonious Monk. "Ruby My Dear" will get you laid.
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I'm a big fan of Equinox. I don't know why but that song just speaks to me.
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Quote by mexican_shred
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.
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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

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John Coltrane + Thelonious Monk = the Pinnacle of Jazz collaborations.
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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.
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^do you have that jam? is it available anywhere?
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has anyone heard the bootleg from stockholm, i have walkin' on my ipod and it's amazing
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I'll agree with that though.
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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).
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^Also check out Duane Allman's solo in "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". He draws a heavy Coltrane style into them.

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Coltrane is amazing, the first jazz that I ever listened to was Coltrane's "My Favorite Things"
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^Definitely my favorite standard that John Coltrane ever recorded.
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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.
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Quote by ledhed68
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.
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Quote by sirpsycho85
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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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) .
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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.
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Why is there no discussion on Coltrane here? What's up with you guys..

Favorite albums anyone?
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My favorite things and a love supreme.
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Quote by samoo
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.
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1. A Love Supreme
2. Giant Steps

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


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Quote by sinan90
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.