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On 1/28/2022 at 0:46 PM, JSngry said:


Mixed emotions about these for me (as with Grossman in general, not just these records, he was apparently a "complicated guy") 

My buddy Jim Spake took a lesson or two with Steve Grossman in the mid-seventies.   Mr. Grossman made my friend work a bit harder on friend's Coltrane transcription; Mr. Grossman apparently interrupted the lesson to yell to his mother asking after the whereabouts of a joint.

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Have listened yesterday evening to "John Coltrane-Duke Ellington". 

Really nice after a day with lot working, just to relax.

John Coltrane is masterful, great as ever. But I think it was done mostly for commercial reasons. The best parts are those, where the piano lays off and Coltrane plays trio. 
Only on one track , where they use another drummer, I miss Elvin, since it´s only a very simple, basic oldtime styled drumming.
I´m more familiar with Duke´s tunes as playing repertory than his playing himself. I have Duke-Mingus-Roach, and now this one. He seems to have a very spare style, not like Basie or Dameron, but somehow to compare.....what someone called "arranger´s style". 
But on the last tune "The Feeling of Jazz" he really comps beautifully...


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