Distinguished SOTW Member
Did anyone here see Trane live? If so, what was it like?
Too bad Trane didn't live long enough to play at Keystone Korner, and yeah the audience there would shout out encouragement. That club had a great atmosphere for jazz (as did the Both And Club). I was just a bit too young to see Trane; he died a couple of years before I had the opportunity to hear live jazz. But I was lucky enough to see all the great players that were still alive in the early '70s. I'd give anything to go back in time and hear Coltrane or Bird in live performance (especially Bird!!).... I sensed that the atmosphere of the club was somehow not right for the music that was being played and that the scene at Sara's was much more conducive to jazz.
I'll steer clear of this issue. Except to say it's a wonder some of us survived our youthful indiscretions. I'm just glad I came of age well before the YouTube/Facebook/social media era. And during a time when you could see so many of the jazz greats in small clubs for just a few bucks admission & relatively cheap drinks!And that was before I did any drugs.