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John Coltrane/McCoy Tyner/Stever Davis/Elvin Jones - ‘My Favourite Things’

It’s always worth listening to this from start to finish every now and again when you have some time alone; it’s a surely unmatched 14 minutes of incredibly tasteful musical expression from the early 60s.

The Wall of Respect, celebrating jazz, in Chicago, 1967. Painted by Elliott Hunter, Jeff Donaldson, and containing photos by Billy Abernathy, it shows the following figures (l to r, top row): Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane. (l to r, middle row): Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Elvin Jones. (l to r, bottom): Nina Simone, Sonny Rollins, and Ornette Coleman

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John Coltrane - Greensleeves (Traditional, arr. Tyner)

Africa/Brass (Impulse! 1961)

Personnel: John Coltrane - soprano saxophone; Pat Patrick - baritone saxophone; Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little - trumpets; Julian Priester, Charles Greenlee - euphonium; Bill Barber - tuba; Garvin Bushell - woodwinds

Julius Watkins, Jim Buffington, Bob Northern, Donald Corrado, Robert Swisshelm - french horn; Eric Dolphy - flute, clarinets; McCoy Tyner - piano;
Reggie Workman - bass; Elvin Jones - drums.
An Interview With John Coltrane By Frank Kofsky
The Jazz musician, John Coltrane, discusses his art, the meaning of music in human experience, and his particular spiritual approach.

In November of 1966 Frank Kofsky who later became a professor of history at California State University at Sacramento interviewed John Coltrane, less than a year later Coltrane would succumb to liver cancer. Discussed in this interview is every issue from the mouth piece of Coltrane’s tenor saxophone, and working conditions for musicians, to his visiting of a speech of Malcolm X. Hearing the thoughts of the man behind mountainous works of art like Giant Steps and A Love Supreme is indescribable.