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Talkin' Trane

John Coltrane 16by9
Page added Jul 21, 2017 Updated Jul 28, 2017

Mal marks 50 years since saxophonist John Coltrane passed away with a selection of his music, as well as collaborations with Thelonious Monk

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We'll revisit the classic album Giant Steps on Jazztrack, as well as John Coltrane's 1965 visit to the Newport Jazz Festival with his classic quartet. And speaking of live music, Trane also appears with Thelonious Monk from a performance at Carnegie Hall in 1957.

Plus, hear more from the Polish band NAK Trio at the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, as well as recent releases from John Abercrombie and Nils Landgren.

Presented by Mal Stanley
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Talkin' Trane


Jul 23, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Jul 26, 2017. 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Jul 26, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:50pm

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Artist Biography


John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 - July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other...

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On Jul 21, 2017. 11:29pm
Anonymous said

One of the music world's true visionaries, regardless of genre.
On a personal note, also an important date for yours truly as it was the first time I played through the "Kind Of Blue" album in its entirety, which I had just purchased. During those precious moments when I placed it on my antiquated little record player, I had only a limited concept of its significance, but hearing "All Blues" represented a seismic shift in my listening habits - as no doubt it did for so many others.
Christopher Lynch - in awe of John Coltrane.

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