Posts filtered by tags: John Coltrane[x]


Jazz Virtuoso Oscar Peterson Gives Dick Cavett a Dazzling Piano Lesson (1979)

Duke Ellington once called Oscar Peterson the “Maharaja of the Keyboard” for his virtuosity and ability to play any style with seeming ease, a skill he first began to learn as a classically trained child prodigy. Peterson was introduced to Bach and Beethoven by his musician father and older sister Daisy, then drilled in rigorous finger exercises and given six hours a day of practice by his teacher, Hungarian pianist Paul de Marky. “I only first really heard jazz somewhere between the age...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Television, College, Beethoven, Jazz, John Coltrane, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Fred, Bach, Peterson, Duke Ellington, Cavett, Daisy, Charlie Parker

Cornel West Teaches You How to Think Like a Philosopher

Cornel West has never shied away from disagreement, which is one of the qualities that has kept him prominent as a public intellectual for decades. Another is his intense, even lyrical style of expressing those disagreements — and everything else he has to say besides. In his academic career he’s built a reputation as not exactly the average professor, as his former students at Harvard, Yale, Princeton University, the University of Paris, and other schools have experienced first-hand. No...
Tags: Facebook, College, Online Courses, Philosophy, John Coltrane, Oxford University, Seoul, Cornel West, Du Bois, Colin Marshall, Daniel Dennett, 21st Century Los Angeles, Du Bois West, Facebook Cornel West

Montavilla 2017

I was honored to be a part of the Montavilla Jazz Festival yesterday—the Quadraphonnes, as always, made my music sound so much better than it is.  I wish I could have stayed longer, but I’m thrilled that I at least got to hear Ezra Weiss’s sextet. Everyone knows the brilliant writing, arranging, and playing of this group. But what really got me this time was the inspired programming; beginning wi th Charles Mingus’s “Fables of Faubus,” and closing with John Coltrane’s “Alabama.” The latt...
Tags: Alabama, America, Jazz, John Coltrane, Donald Trump, Charles Mingus, Griffith, Faubus, Andrew Durkin, Ezra Weiss

John Coltrane’s Masterpiece, ‘A Love Supreme,’ Certified Platinum (EXCLUSIVE)

While recognized as a great artist in his time, much of John Coltrane’s later work was so far ahead that it took the world years, if not decades, to catch up with it. Today, in a beautiful postscript to a brilliant and all-too-short life and career, Coltrane’s masterpiece, 1965’s “A Love Supreme,” has been certified […]
Tags: News, John Coltrane, Coltrane

The Month In Jazz – October 2021

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is one of the most towering works of art of the 20th century. It represents an ideal of jazz composition and performance: its simple four-note bassline anchors some of the most passionate playing of his career, and there’s not a single note out of place from anyone in the band. Each of the piece’s four movements flows seamlessly and logically from the one before, and though it’s less than 33 minutes long, when it reaches its conclusion, you realize there’s nowhere ...
Tags: Music, John Coltrane, Artifacts, Carlos Santana, James Brandon Lewis, Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane, William Parker, Victor Gould, Doug Carn, Matthew Shipp, EmbeR, Branford Marsalis, Johnathan Blake

Newly Discovered John Coltrane Recording, ‘A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle,’ Coming in October

After nearly six decades, a private recording of a rare, nightclub performance by John Coltrane of his magnum opus, “A Love Supreme,” is set for commercial release this fall. Recorded in late 1965 on the culminating evening of a historic week-long run at the Penthouse in Seattle, “A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle” captures Coltrane as he began to expand his classic quartet […]
Tags: News, John Coltrane, Seattle, Penthouse, Coltrane

Preview John Coltrane’s Previously Unreleased A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle Featuring Pharoah Sanders

It’s been over 50 years after John Coltrane’s death and we’re still discovering new recordings. The jazz legend rarely played his 1965 masterpiece A Love Supreme live, and until now, the only recorded public performance available took place at a French festival in 1965. But now, following the release of the lost album Both Directions At Once and Blue World, Impulse! has announced A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle, a private recording of a rare nightclub performance from the collection of saxophoni...
Tags: Music, John Coltrane, Seattle, New Music, Pharoah Sanders

Winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

 ADDED: The winner, Zaila Avant-garde, considers herself more of a basketball player than a speller:“Basketball, I'm not just playing it. I'm really trying to go somewhere with it. Basketball is what I do,” Zaila said. “Spelling is really a side thing I do. It's like a little hors d'ouevre. But basketball's like the main dish.” She holds 3 records — having to do with dribbling multiple balls — in the Guinness Book of World Records.As for her unusual last name, we're told that her "father cha...
Tags: Law, Associated Press, John Coltrane, Names, Spelling, NOLA, Scripps National Spelling Bee, Ann Althouse, Zaila

Open Your Heart For The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time In Blue And Green

Miles Davis’s 1959 album “Kind of Blue” is considered by many critics one of the best and most influential jazz LP’s and his masterpiece. On the album, trumpeter Davis plays together with legendary tenor saxophonist John Coltrane in a sextet with four other jazz greats to create a magical moment in music history. The album […] Visit Open Your Heart For The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time In Blue And Green to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Davis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Seiko, Hands-on, Kind of Blue, Cocktail Time, Presage, Seiko Presage Cocktail Time In Blue And Green

The Soundlings Detail Their Knockout City Soundtrack

The action-packed dodgeball extravaganza Knockout City is now available to play on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. To commemorate the release, ComingSoon’s Jeff Ames sat down with The Soundlings (Matt Naylor and Sonny Rey), who discussed their extraordinary work on the game’s killer soundtrack. Purchase the soundtrack here! Jeff Ames: Thanks for reaching out to us to talk about Knockout City. Your music is absolutely wild! I mean, I was listening to the soundtra...
Tags: Games, Movies, Microsoft, Interview, John Coltrane, Video Game, E3, Sonny, Matt, Rick, Oscar Peterson, Naylor, Video Game News, Matt Naylor, Velan Studios, Jeff Ames

20 conversation-starting coffee table books by Black authors, photographers, and artists

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great coffee table book will look great on any table and initiate thoughtful conversations. We've compiled a list of 20 coffee table books all created by Black authors, photographers, and artists. These books feature images of everyday life, never before seen images, and capture historic events and people. Whether you're drawn to coffee table b...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Mahershala Ali, Rihanna, New York City, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, New York Times, John Coltrane, Wiley, Toni Morrison, Times, Baltimore, Black

25 essential jazz songs that trace the quintessential American artform through history

Songs from Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald are among the 25 essential tracks this quintessential American art's century-long history.        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, John Coltrane, Usa Today, Ella Fitzgerald

Saint John Coltrane: The San Francisco Church Built On A Love Supreme

Little of San Francisco today is as it was half a century ago. But at the corner of Turk Boulevard and Lyon Street stands a true survivor: the Church of St. John Coltrane. Though officially founded in 1971, the roots of this unique musical-religious institution (previously featured here on Open Culture) go back further still. “It was our first wedding anniversary, September 18, 1965 and we celebrated the occasion by going to the Jazz Workshop,” write founders Franzo and Marina King on th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Church, Religion, America, San Francisco, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Npr, North Carolina, Seoul, Coltrane, Facebook Twitter, Marina

How Jazz Became the “Mother of Hip Hop” Jazz and hip hop have been in a lively conversation in recent years, breaking new ground for both forms, as the work of artists like Kendrick Lamar and his collaborators amply shows. Lamar created his majorly-acclaimed albums To Pimp a Butterfly and Damn with the indispensable playing and arranging of jazz-fusion saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his frequent sideman, bassist Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, who have contributed to the work of Flyi...
Tags: Google, Music, John Lewis, Youtube, College, Washington, Jay Z, America, Nas, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Stephen, Alice

How one hacker's push to secure the internet became a crucial part of Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems

Jason A. Donenfeld, security researcher and creator of WireGuard. Courtesy of Jason A. Donenfeld Jason A. Donenfeld is the 32-year-old creator of WireGuard, an open-source VPN protocol widely seen as one of the most secure in the world. In 2020, it found mainstream success and was adopted into the popular Linux kernel, as well as on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android operating systems. Donenfeld started the project in 2015, and spent years building an open-source community to support WireGuard...
Tags: New York, Enterprise, Trends, Cybersecurity, Paris, Mozilla, Silicon Valley, Linux, Columbia University, Vpn, John Coltrane, Profiles, Cincinnati, Mac Linux, Tech Insider, Jean Philippe Aumasson

"[A]void books that are supposed to be 'good' for us. It isn’t necessary to read a single turgid sentence of Boring Saul Bellow..."

"... when there is a James Lee Burke to hand. Not every 'classic' is worthy of veneration: Tristram Shandy honks like John Coltrane, and is not nearly so funny. As for Midnight’s Children, it’s more fun to walk round town with a nail in your boot."  From "Reading books is not meant to be a competitive sport" by Michael Henderson (London Times), which is mostly about not trying to read as much as possible, but that paragraph jumped out at me. Are Americans still reading what is supposed to b...
Tags: Law, Reading, John Coltrane, Saul Bellow, James Lee Burke, Salman Rushdie, Ann Althouse, Tristram Shandy, Michael Henderson London Times

Thelonious Monk’s List of 25 Tips for Musicians

Let’s provide the context, just like host Adam Neely and guest Brian Krock do in this video: in 1960 Steve Lacy, a young, white soprano sax player, briefly joined Thelonious Monk’s band. Two years previous, Lacy had  been the first jazz musician to release an album of Monk’s compositions other than the man himself. Even so, Lacy was young, excited, and starstruck at playing alongside not just Monk but John Coltrane (who shared the bill on the 16 week tour), just absorbing everything. At some po...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Paris, Sharp, Andy Warhol, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pat, Facebook Twitter, Lacy, Neely, KCRW, Krock, Cannonball Adderley, Steve Lacy

Influential people who died in 2020

By BERNARD McGHEE In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, Christo — but pandemic restrictions often limited the public’s ability to mourn their loss in a year that saw more than a million people die from the coronavirus. F...
Tags: News, Business, Obituaries, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN

How John Coltrane Introduced the World to His Radical Sound in the Groundbreaking Recording of “My Favorite Things” John Coltrane released “more significant works” than his 1960 “My Favorite Things,” says Robin Washington in a PRX documentary on the classic reworking of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway hit. “A Love Supreme” is often cited as the zenith of the saxophonist’s career. “But if you tried to explain that song to an average listener, you would lose them. [“My Favorite Things”] is a definitive work that everyone knows, and anyone can listen to, and...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Washington, Broadway, Davis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Rogers, Coltrane, Julie Andrews, Facebook Twitter, Rodgers, Hammerstein, George Gershwin, Josh Jones

Services set for Herman Green: Memphis saxophonist played with giants from B.B. King to John Coltrane

Herman Green was a vital presence in the Memphis music world and beyond, dating back to the 1940s. He died Nov. 26 at the age of 90.          [Author: Memphis Commercial Appeal]
Tags: Religion, John Coltrane, Memphis, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Herman Green

Trash can sounds like John Coltrane

Ikea no longer makes the translucent plastic Fniss trashcans, sadly, and I can confirm that the current opaque model's thicker polypropylene material is useless for performing free jazz on glass tabletops. Previously: Happy birthday to John Coltrane!
Tags: Video, Music, News, Ikea, John Coltrane

Herman Green dies: Memphis saxophonist played with giants from B.B. King to John Coltrane

Herman Green was a vital presence in the Memphis music world and beyond, dating back to the 1940s. He died Nov. 26 at the age of 90.          [Author: Memphis Commercial Appeal]
Tags: Religion, John Coltrane, Memphis, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Herman Green

The previous experience of every US president since Theodore Roosevelt

What does it take to be president? The United States Constitution only lists three requirements for the job: be at least 35 years old, be a natural born citizen, and live in the United States for at least 14 years.A total of 45 men had held the position so far, and each has taken a very different route to the White House.Beginning in the 20th century, here is a brief summary of the past 20 leaders and their job experience. The value of a U.S. President's former experience is an open debate in A...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Texas, London, Obama, Indonesia, Navy, California, Washington, France, Senate, White House, Germany, Massachusetts, Russia

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” & Bach’s “Prelude in C Major” Get Turned into Dazzling Musical Animations by an Artist with Synesthesia

Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. —Wassily Kandinsky We may owe the history of modern art to the condition of synesthesia, which causes those who have it to hear colors, see sounds, taste smells, etc. Wassily Kandinsky, who pioneered abstract expressionism in the early 20th century, did so “after having an unusually visual response to a...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Music, Film, College, Neuroscience, Munich, Levy, John Coltrane, Wassily Kandinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Coltrane, Facebook Twitter, Wagner, Bach, Josh Jones

Happy birthday to John Coltrane

Born on this day in 1926, the great John Coltrane. Here is Saint John performing his civil rights elegy "Alabama" composed after members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 167th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls and injuring more than a dozen others. "You can play a shoestring if…
Tags: Video, Music, News, Alabama, Civil Rights, Jazz, John Coltrane, Black Lives Matter, Black, Saint John, Ku Klux Klan, Birmingham Alabama, A Love Supreme, 167th Street Baptist Church

René Thomas: Rare and New

Born in Liège, Belgium, guitarist René Thomas moved to Paris in the early 1950s and became part of the active jazz scene there. Paris back then was similar to 52nd Street in New York, where musicians could find steady gigs with leading musicians from Europe and Americans on tour. What most of the European jazz musicians in Paris had in common was a pronounced sense of melody, swing and beauty, something they all picked up from each other. In the case of Thomas, he had a marvelous way of picking...
Tags: Europe, New York, France, Paris, Davis, Jazz, John Coltrane, Brussels, Montreal, Vermont, Stella, Thomas, Stan Getz, Sonny, Jimmy Smith, Charlie Parker

Bett Williams' Playlist for Her Memoir "The Wild Kindness"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Bett Williams' memoir The Wild Kindness is a fascinating and compelling exploration of self and discovery through psychedelics. Kirkus wrote of the book: "An exuberant endorsement of the use of ps...
Tags: Europe, Music, Texas, Rihanna, David, Netflix, Vogue, Portland, John Coltrane, New Mexico, Terry, Santa Barbara, Alexander Calder, Marfa, Kristin Hersh, Patty Griffin

Graphic Novels Tell the Story of David Bowie, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Jean-Michel Basquiat & Other Artists and Thinkers

If you're fascinated by certain artists and thinkers, you can learn about them from books. Anyone who has a significant cultural or intellectual influence on humanity sooner or later gets a biography written about them, and usually more than one. But how many get their own graphic novels? The versatility of the "comic book," long unsuspected by many Western readers, has been more and more widely discussed in recent decades. Some of those readers, however, won't believe what can be done with the...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Law, College, Edgar Allan Poe, David Bowie, John Coltrane, Salvador Dalí, Seoul, Feynman, James Joyce, Richard Feynman, Anne Frank, Kurt Vonnegut

"Years before meeting [Kamala] Harris, [Douglas] Emhoff was married to a woman named Kerstin, and they had two children together: Cole (after jazz saxophonist John Coltrane)..."

"... and Ella (after Ella Fitzgerald, of course). When Emhoff and Harris hit it off, the future attorney general was initially very wary of the idea of meeting his kids because she knew just how important they were to him. 'As a child of divorce, I knew how hard it could be when your parents start to date other people... And I was determined not to insert myself in their lives until Doug and I had established we were in this for the long haul. Children need consistency; I didn’t want to insert m...
Tags: Law, John Coltrane, Names, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Ella Fitzgerald, Doug, Ella, Ann Althouse, Kerstin, Douglas Emhoff, Emhoff, Instagram Grateful, Kamala's family, Kamala -RSB- Harris -LSB- Douglas -RSB- Emhoff, TeamKamala

Here’s why computer art will never replace human art

In December 1964, over a single evening session in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, John Coltrane and his quartet recorded the entirety of A Love Supreme. This jazz album is considered Coltrane’s masterpiece – the culmination of his spiritual awakening – and sold a million copies. What it represents is all too human: a climb out of addiction, a devotional quest, a paean to God. Five decades later and 50 miles downstate, over 12 hours this April and fueled by Monster energy drinks in a spare bedroom...
Tags: Startups, Tech, John Coltrane, Coltrane, Princeton New Jersey, Syndication, Neural, Ji Sung Kim