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« on: 26 Apr 2006, 17:56 »

I've been listening to him a bit, does anyone know any songs they can reccomend?
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« Reply #1 on: 26 Apr 2006, 18:00 »

"Be my lover don't play no game
Just play me John Coltrane"

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« Reply #2 on: 26 Apr 2006, 18:15 »

The entire "Giant Steps" album.  Seriously, that's one of my top 10 "need to own" CDs for a jazz collection.  It's just so vitally important.
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« Reply #3 on: 26 Apr 2006, 21:54 »

most of the jazz dudes I know always said Giant Steps was completely overrated.  I can't produce any reasons why, but it's what they said.

Anyhow, A Love Supreme or Impressions were two good albums.  It depends, Coltrane was really versatile, soooo, I dunno, just google his shit and check some of it out, chances are you'll like it.
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« Reply #4 on: 26 Apr 2006, 22:34 »

Both of those are probably poor choices for somebody just getting into 'Trane, in my opinion.  I can understand why Giant Steps is said to be overrated.  I kind of feel the same way myself, but I also think it's vital for a jazz collection because of the importance that has been placed on it.  I personally prefer Sonny, but I recognize that 'Trane had more of an impact on jazz sax.  Blue Train is another great choice, as is My Favorite Things, but Giant Steps is famous for a reason, and I think that reason is probably that it's one of the most accessible.
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« Reply #5 on: 27 Apr 2006, 09:03 »

Yeah, and Blue Train demonstrates his more traditional sound.  By Giant Steps, he was getting a little experimental (three different keys in a 16-bar form, each separated by thirds, not fourths is pretty fucking wierd).  By Impressions he was definitely experimental.
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« Reply #6 on: 27 Apr 2006, 10:31 »

For what little my opinion's worth "Coltrane's Sound" and "Blue Train" are the two I listen to the most.
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« Reply #7 on: 27 Apr 2006, 10:34 »

Get "Om" that's some shit right thurr.
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« Reply #8 on: 28 Apr 2006, 14:06 »

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I personally prefer Sonny.


Rollins or Stitt?
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« Reply #9 on: 28 Apr 2006, 16:54 »

As in the fat acotr whos in James bond?
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« Reply #10 on: 28 Apr 2006, 19:04 »

Funny you should mention him, Khar - he changed his last name (or took his screen name, whatever) in homage to John Coltrane.

For some interesting early John Coltrane (and just for some top-quality small-group jazz) check out the first Miles Davis Quintet, from the 50s.  Actually, you should check 'em out anyway 'cause that was one of the best groups in jazz history.
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