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  1. Brand Name Players ...
    Here is an interesting essay on John Coltrane's life and his broader outlook which might be of interest. Great artists are always in touch with the historical moment...
  2. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! I was hanging with my good friend Joe Schmidt this past weekend and since everyone always requests this tune we figured we'd play it! Here's a little Giant Steps - let me know what you think!
  3. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! Back with another Worldwide Sessions featuring Jeff Reid from Brisbane, Australia. In this one we're taking on a pretty quick version of John Coltrane's "Mr. PC." Have a look and let me know what you think! Also if you have other song ideas let me know. Thanks, and enjoy!
  4. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone - back with another video of my high school student! This time he is tearing apart "Impressions" by John Coltrane. We go pretty far out on this one - let me know what you think!!
  5. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Sometimes it just feels good to forget about everything and just PLAY. That was last night in Philly. Here's my solo on "Resolution" and I just let it all hang out on this one. Let me know what you think!!
  6. Practicing
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to give out a little tip for playing over Giant Steps. It focuses on the 2nd half of the tune (starting on the Ebmaj7). Here are the original changes for the 2nd half: | Ebmaj7 | Am7 D7 | Gmaj7 | C#m7 F#7 | Bmaj7 | Fm7 Bb7 | Ebmaj7 | C#m7 F#7 | Here's a way to...
  7. Music Venues Around the World
    As many of you already know, this year would have marked the 90th Birthday's of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. I'm thrilled to be hosting a very special gig at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on Sunday, 13th November at 7.45pm to mark the start two weeks of the Cambridge Jazz Festival. It would be...
  8. Websites, Books, Magazines, Photos and other Lit.
    Hi Everyone, I want to share with you a small webpage I made in honor of Coltrane and the homes in which he lived. It was inspired by Lewis Porter’s wonderful Coltrane biography (a must have). This may be interesting to only the most hardcore fans, but I wanted to share it anyway. The page...
  9. YouTube videos
    Here is a short animation of the musical notation and prose of Coltrane's "Psalm" from A Love Supreme. 10206355566382016 Here's the youtube link in case the Facebook embed thing doesn't work... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCwkqsnLzks
  10. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    First off I want to thank Phil (Phil1) for selecting me to host this month. I will try to be very active in commenting and submitting my own recordings in order to keep it a lively thread. There have been some issues with threads not being very active and people not posting (for various...
  11. Brand Name Players ...
    Here's a cool article that talks about the impact of A Love Supreme and why it can never be imitated. The Religious Experience of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"
  12. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    While reading John Coltrane, His Life and Music I came across a section in the book that talks about a super early unreleased (and non-commercial) recording of Coltrane. It is when he is in the Navy and he is still an alto player (1947 I think). In the chapter he talks about Coltrane's...
  13. Tenor mpc
    Did Coltrane ever play with a Brilhart Ebolin?
  14. Practicing
    The North Orange County Jazz Lab + Experiment blog has been updated with a new transcription and audio recording from saxophonist Ben Wendel! Subject is John Coltrane's tune 26-2, and Ben demonstrates two ways to approach it: "macro" and "micro". Enjoy! Special thanks to Ben for letting me post...
  15. Jazz and Improvisation
    The North Orange County Jazz Lab + Experiment blog has been updated with a new transcription and audio recording from saxophonist Ben Wendel! Subject is John Coltrane's tune 26-2, and Ben demonstrates two ways to approach it: "macro" and "micro". Enjoy! Special thanks to Ben for letting me post...
  16. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey Everyone! I just finished a transcription of Gary Pribeck tearing it up on Moment's Notice - short, but killer! Here's the link to my blog. http://ow.ly/diYnj Cheers! Rich
  17. Brand Name Players ...
    OMG! http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/paul-newman/previously-unseen-military-portrait-day-john-coltrane?ref=nf
  18. Recordings, Movies
    I've been playing saxophone for four years now and got serious about jazz about a year and a half ago. In the last 6 months I've been working on playing through tunes. This one is one of my favorite ballads. I posted it originally for a scholarship to Berklee's Five week program. But I'd like to...
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