The Jazz Aficionado Posted August 20, 2016 Report Share Posted August 20, 2016 (edited) The Great African-American Classical Art-Form John Coltrane [Playlist] https://open.spotify.com/user/121809214/playlist/0ajpP4rBTuOyHISyHIxz5e Curtis Fuller & John Coltrane at Coltrane's "Blue Train" session of September 15. 1957 at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey. Image Credit Mosaic Images. John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an African-American saxophonist-composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in so-called jazz and was later at the forefront of the so-called free jazz idiom. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career and appeared as a sideman on many sessions by other musicians, including trumpeter-composer Miles Davis and pianist-composer Thelonious Monk. Coltrane is not nearly as popular a figure in African American poetry as he was in the 1960s, although he still is written about often. And he is certainly revered, although black intellectuals and writers tend to revere all dead black so-called jazz artists. Coltrane, though, is a bit more revered than most. Probably only Billie Holiday generates as much sentimentality as Coltrane. It will be interesting to see how newer generations of black writers will perceive Coltrane and the tradition of writing about him that came of age in the 1960s, how they make use of that tradition. Coltrane is certainly likely to remain a subject as long as his music endures. And the persistence of his music seems very likely. The Black Perspective in Music, the primary purpose of The Black Perspective in Music is to provide an opportunity for the free expression of ideas and opinions by persons interested in the African-American and African performing arts, particularly from the creative point of view. Regular features include articles by musicologists, ethnomusicologists, historians, composers, and performing artists; interviews with well-known personalities in the arts; listings of new books, music, musicals, films, and recordings; announcements of special events (festivals, conferences, premiere performances, symposia), and periodic surveys of bibliographic materials. The Black Perspective in Music was published by the Foundation for Research in the African-American Creative Arts. Early, Gerald. "Ode to John Coltrane: A Jazz Musician's Influence on African American Culture." The Antioch Review 57.3 (1999): 371-85. Web. Subjects: African American Studies, Area Studies, Music, Arts — Rashid Booker Keeping The Idiom Alive Harlem USA 125th St Hey! Thanks for stopping by, please like our page and share the content. The Most Influential African-American Cultural Network in the Universe!https://www.facebook.com/keepingtheidiomalive/photos/a.855915101129032.1073741841.584459258274619/1035400639847143/?type=3&theater Edited August 20, 2016 by The Jazz Aficionado Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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