Tag Archives: John Coltrane

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Monday past, in a bid to escape the near-insufferable heat – why does it seem to be even hotter at nighttime? – I rode up onto the sidewalk from the bike lane in a bid to park my bike, I … Continue reading

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Michael Overleaves Appendix (Redux)

In the process of updating the copyright dates, I managed to have tidied up and properly alphabetised the Overleaves index.  Beautifully organised, I think that it will prove more appealing now.  Do enjoy!   https://dreampoetica.com/michael-overleaves-appendix/ ________________________ Photo: Ficus Benjamina tree … Continue reading

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Blue Train – John Coltrane (full album)

As it is Jazz appreciation month, here’s to one of the most glorious elixirs that each time setting foot in my home – after experiencing racial animus in it myriad manifestations – takes me higher.  Jazz is that one language, … Continue reading

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Natalie Cole 6/2/50_31/12/15

I am so devastated by this loss that I don’t even have the time to do the usual due diligence of listing credits. So poised, elegant, admirable, fabulous, fantastic… could scat/vocalese just as stratospherically as Ella Fitzgerald. From seeing her … Continue reading

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Impressions.

© 1963 Impressions, John Coltrane Quartet, Impulse Records Tenor Saxophone: John Coltrane Piano: McCoy Tyner Bass: Jimmy Garrison Drums: Elvin Jones Nothing beats ‘Trane’s focus! ____________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Giant Steps.

© 1960 John Coltrane, Giant Steps, Atlantic Records Tenor Saxophone: John Coltrane Piano: Tommy Flanagan Bass: Paul Chambers Drums: Art Taylor This has been the leap off point for many a flying dream and it has also been the way to … Continue reading

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Epistrophy.

© 1942 Thelonius Monk and Kenny Clarke – composition © 1957 Live at Carnegie Hall – Blue Note Piano: Thelonius Monk Tenor Saxophone: John Coltrane Bass: Ahmed Abdul-Malik Drums: Shadow Wilson Genius is such a beautifully rare flower…  Genius always … Continue reading

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Blue in Green.

© 1959 Miles Davis Blue in Green © Kind of Blue, Miles Davis, Columbia Records Trumpet: Miles Davis Piano: Bill Evans Alto Saxophone: Cannonball Adderley Tenor Saxophone: John Coltrane Double Bass: Paul Chambers Drums: Jimmy Cobb Smooth.  Elegant.  Exquisite.  Sophisticated. … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit… the gold standard.

© 1992 Diana Ross Live © 1993 Diana Ross Live.  Stolen Moments: The Lady Sings… Jazz and Blues. Bass: Ron Carter Trumpet: Jon Faddis Trumpet: Roy Hargrove Without doubt, the strongest Diana Ross live performance ever.  Poignant.  Moving.  Those large … Continue reading

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Hidden Exposure Series # 1.

Etching 43 x 48 cm Edition: 24 © 2013 Lionel Smit. Something about that tone of blue makes me think 0f  and puts me in the mood for John Coltrane’s creative genius.  I love this piece. _______________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin … Continue reading

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