Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Overnight

India, 1961, by the John Coltrane quartet (Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison) with Eric Dolphy, who would have been 80 years old on this past Friday.

The Eric Dolphy quintet (Benny Bailey, Pepsi Auer, Jamil Nasser, and Buster Smith) playing 245, Berlin, 1961.

...And Something Sweet, Something Tender, from the Out To Lunch! album, 1964.


M.Yu said...

Dolphy is good for my brain and heart,
thanks again...

Comrade Kevin said...

I like the transitional period between Blue Trane and A Love Supreme. His final albums are unlistenable to these ears.

darkblack said...

Final albums for Coltrane, CK - such as Interstellar Space?

I'm partial to them myself, although it is my opinion that Coltrane was trying to apply his chordal-based conceptions to playing 'free', with mixed results ('free' in the sense of Ayler and Ornette Coleman, for example)...Standing between somewhat opposite concepts without fully bridging the gap - the same sort of 'trouble' Coltrane experienced during his pairing with Don Cherry for The Avant Garde.