Soultrane (2016 Remaster) John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk

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Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2016

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
18.02.2016

Label: Concord Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Hard Bop

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  • 1Good Bait12:11
  • 2I Want To Talk About You10:59
  • 3You Say You Care06:18
  • 4Theme For Ernie04:59
  • 5Russian Lullaby05:35
  • Total Runtime40:02

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Dieses Album bedingte eine weitere Vertiefung von Coltranes Bedeutung als stilprägender Musiker. Wie in 'Coltrane' und 'John Coltrane And The Red Garland Trio', seinen ersten beiden Alben als Bandleader beim Prestige-Label, ist das Material in 'Soultrane' jenseits des Gewöhnlichen. Die Red Garland-Paul Chambers-Arthur Taylor-Rhythmusgruppe ist eine perfekte Begleitung für ´Trane´, der zu jener Zeit allgemein anerkannt war als einer der beiden einflussreichsten Tenorsaxophonisten des Jazz – bei dem anderen handelte es sich um Sonny Rollins. 'Soultrane' beginnt mit einer weitläufigen Variation von 'Good Bait', einer Tadd Dameron/ Count Basie-Zusammenarbeit, erstmalig aufgenommen von Dizzy Gillespie in den 1940er Jahren. Die Art, in der Coltrane die Wendungen dieser Melodie spielt, gibt ihr einen Hauch von einem Menuett, vervollständigt mit Soli von Garland und Chambers in demselben, soliden Groove. 'I Want To Talk About You' ist eine Ballade, verfasst und ursprünglich aufgenommen von Billy Eckstine in der Mitte der 40er Jahre - als Jazz-Interpretation völlig neu.

Die zweite Seite beginnt mit einem Stück von Joe Stein und Leo Robin, 'You Say You Care', auch dieses war noch nie in einer Jazz-Variante zu hören. Trane wechselt die Tonart meist in mittelschnellem swingendem Tempo. 'Theme For Ernie' ist eine Ballade wie ein Schwelbrand von dem aus Philadelphia stammenden Freddie Lacey, die er dem Ex-Gillespie Altsaxophonist Ernie Henry widmete, der im Dezember 1957 plötzlich verstarb. Garland beginnt das letzte Stück 'Russian Lullaby' mit einer Einleitung in anderem Takt, ehe Coltranes Einsatz dazwischenfährt. Damit und mit Coltranes vorheriger Interpretation von 'Soft Lights And Sweet Music' kommt es einem vor, als ob die Jungs ihren Irving Berlin besonders gern in Hochgeschwindigkeit spielen würden.

Aufgrund der erstaunlichen Soloarbeiten Coltranes, die Soultrane folgen und vorausgehen – hier insbesondere 'Lush Life' und 'Blue Train' – kommentiert der All Music Guide, dass dies Album »vielleicht nicht die ausschließliche Aufmerksamkeit erhalten hat, die es so sehr verdient“.

John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Red Garland, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Taylor, drums

Recorded February 7, 1958
Produced by Bob Weinstock

Digitally remastered


John Coltrane
Born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, John Coltrane was always surrounded by music. His father played several instruments sparking Coltrane’s study of E-flat horn and clarinet. While in high school, Coltrane’s musical influences shifted to the likes of Lester Young and Johnny Hodges prompting him to switch to alto saxophone. He continued his musical training in Philadelphia at Granoff Studios and the Ornstein School of Music. He was called to military service during WWII, where he performed in the U.S. Navy Band in Hawaii.

After the war, Coltrane began playing tenor saxophone with the Eddie 'CleanHead' Vinson Band, and was later quoted as saying, 'A wider area of listening opened up for me. There were many things that people like Hawk, and Ben and Tab Smith were doing in the ‘40’s that I didn’t understand, but that I felt emotionally.' Prior to joining the Dizzy Gillespie band, Coltrane performed with Jimmy Heath where his passion for experimentation began to take shape. However, it was his work with the Miles Davis Quintet in 1958 that would lead to his own musical evolution. ' Miles music gave me plenty of freedom,' he once said. During that period, he became known for using the three-on-one chord approach, and what has been called the ‘sheets of sound,’ a method of playing multiple notes at one time.

By 1960 Coltrane had formed his own quartet which included pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. Eventually adding players like Eric Dolphy, and Pharoah Sanders. The John Coltrane Quartet created some of the most innovative and expressive music in Jazz history including the hit albums: 'My Favorite Things,' 'Africa Brass,' ' Impressions,' ' Giant Steps,' and his monumental work 'A Love Supreme' which attests to the power, glory, love, and greatness of God. Coltrane felt we must all make a conscious effort to effect positive change in the world, and that his music was an instrument to create positive thought patterns in the minds of people.

In 1967, liver disease took Coltrane’s life leaving many to wonder what might have been. Yet decades after his departure his music can be heard in motion pictures, on television and radio. Recent film projects that have made references to Coltrane’s artistry in dialogue or musical compositions include, 'Mr. Holland’s Opus', 'The General’s Daughter', 'Malcolm X', 'Mo Better Blues', 'Jerry McGuire', 'White Night', 'The Last Graduation', 'Come Unto Thee', 'Eyes On The Prize II' and 'Four Little Girls'. Also, popular television series such as 'NYPD Blue', 'The Cosby Show', 'Day’s Of Our Lives', 'Crime Stories' and 'ER', have also relied on the beautiful melodies of this distinguished saxophonist.

In 1972, 'A Love Supreme' was certified gold by the RIAA for exceeding 500,000 units in Japan. This jazz classic and the classic album 'My Favorite Things' were certified gold in the United States in 2001.

In 1982, the RIAA posthumously awarded John Coltrane a Grammy Award of ' Best Jazz Solo Performance' for the work on his album, 'Bye Bye Blackbird'. In 1997 he received the organizations highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

On June 18, 1993 Mrs. Alice Coltrane received an invitation to The White House from former President and Mrs. Clinton, in appreciation of John Coltrane’s historical appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival.

In 1995, John Coltrane was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp. Issued as part of the musicians and composers series, this collectors item remains in circulation.

In 1999, Universal Studios and its recording division MCA Records recognized John Coltrane’s influence on cinema by naming a street on the Universal Studios lot in his honor.

In 2001, The NEA and the RIAA released 360 songs of the Century . Among them was John Coltrane’s 'My Favorite Things.' (Source: www.johncoltrane.com)

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