John Coltrane – “Live” At The Village Vanguard

Jazz’s spiritual awakening begins in earnest Saxophonist John Coltrane was clearly someone on a journey, a quest even, toward some sort of enlightenment. Yet it was an experience he wanted to share, one not based on orthodox values, religiously speaking, even though religious belief remained at the very core of his convictions, Coltrane wanted to… Read More John Coltrane – “Live” At The Village Vanguard

John Coltrane – Interstellar Space

As the ‘60s dawned it would seem that John Coltrane was determined to permanently turn his back on being an accessible artist. Often considered as one of his most influential works, Interstellar Space is certainly not for everyone. Fans of “My Favourite Things” and “Blue Trane” may struggle with its seemingly random and “multidirectional” explorations. Also, those… Read More John Coltrane – Interstellar Space

John Coltrane – Meditations

One man’s meditation can be a migraine to another. By the early ‘60’s, John Coltrane found himself moving ever further away from traditional forms of musical expression, and into what could be described as uncharted territory, even for jazz. So much so that the saxophonist’s influence and ability to break down barriers not only within his… Read More John Coltrane – Meditations

John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme is John Coltrane’s great masterpiece, and one of the most spiritually moving jazz records ever made. Recorded in December 1964, with McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums) and Jimmy Garrison (bass), the album’s four part suite is brilliantly executed from beginning to end, in a way that is both gripping and engaging… Read More John Coltrane – A Love Supreme