| ‘once you become #aware of this force for #unity in #life , you can’t ever #forget it. it becomes a part of everything you do. my #goal of #meditating on this through #music however, remains the same; & that is to #uplift people, as much as i can. to inspire them to realize more & more of their capacities for #living meaningful lives’ - #johnwilliamcoltrane (23 sep 1926 – 17 jul 1967), the american #jazz saxophonist & composer, also known as ‘#trane ’. he worked in the #bebop , #bop & #hardbop idioms early in his career. #coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes & was later at the forefront of free jazz. he led at least fifty recording sessions & appeared on many albums by other musicians including the jazz ghauwd trumpeter #milesdeweydavis (#milesdavis ) the most legendary pianist #monk (#theloniousmonk ). he was born on this day in 1926 in #hamlet of my home state of #northcarolina . i know i post a lot of different music but herein lies my roots. it is undoubtedly the jazz. i grew up as a very talented trumpet player but always loved the skill & metaphysic nature of the coltrane saxophone sound. as you #swipeleft , you will hear one of my favorite songs (i have many btw); to truly engulf all the frequencies of the tune you must find this album yourself, accompanied by a #vinyl record player w/ time alone, either in light or complete darkness, please while making it soon to find you there; w/ all you knew for certain was real. a part of you. i love you coltrane. thank you, thank you & thank you for you are truly the #blackexcellence .
My favourite way to wind down before I get back to work on Monday. #theloniousmonk#jazz#thedolphinpub#eastbourne has top musicians. master simon brewin on the low end, master Duncan white on guitar, master James chapman on drums and Master ? On sax
Happy birthday John Coltrane
Saxophonist John Coltrane was among the most important, and most controversial, figures in jazz. Coltrane is influential by example, inspiring musicians to experiment, take chances, and devote themselves to their craft. The controversy about his work has never died down, but partially as a result, his name lives on and his recordings continue to remain available and to be reissued frequently. ~ kudos William Ruhlmann
#BlueTrain is a studio album by #JohnColtrane , released in 1958 on #BlueNoteRecords , catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. It is the only Blue Note recording by Coltrane as the leader on the session.
The album was recorded in the midst of Coltrane's residency at the Five Spot as a member of the #TheloniousMonk quartet. The personnel include Coltrane's Miles Davis bandmates, #PaulChambers on bass and #PhillyJoeJones on drums, both of whom had worked before with pianist #KennyDrew . Both trumpeter #LeeMorgan and trombonist #CurtisFuller were up-and-coming jazz musicians, and both would be members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, working together on several of Blakey's albums.
All of the compositions were written by Coltrane, with the exception of the standard "I'm Old Fashioned". The title track is a long, rhythmically variegated blues with a sentimental [quasi minor; in fact based on major chords with flat tenth, or raised ninth] theme that gradually shows the major key during Coltrane's first chorus.
Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins is an album by #jazz#pianist and #composer Thelonious Monk and #saxophonist Sonny Rollins released in 1954 on the Prestige label, catalogue 7075.
Released 1954. Recorded November 13, 1953. September 22, 1954. October 25, 1954
⏩ Personnel :
#TheloniousMonk – piano trio on "Work" and "Nutty"
#SonnyRollins – tenor saxophone on "The Way You Look Tonight," "I Want to Be Happy," and "Friday the 13th"
#JuliusWatkins – french horn on "Friday the 13th"
#PercyHeath – bass on "Work," "Nutty," and "Friday the 13th"
#TommyPotter – bass on "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I Want to Be Happy
#ArtTaylor – drums on "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I Want to Be Happy"
#ArtBlakey – drums on "Work" and "Nutty"
#WillieJones – drums on "Friday the 13th"
“Lo mejor que un director de cine puede hacer es interesarse por el mayor número de cosas” afirmó Jim Jarmusch en una entrevista,. Quizás por eso la pared del estudio de la casa de Adam, uno de los protagonistas de “Solo los amantes sobreviven” (Jim Jarmusch, 2013) es un mural repleto de fotos de científicos, escritores, músicos, directores de cine...
Tesla, Newton, Darwin, Bach, Billie Holiday, Bo Diddley, Thelonious Monk, Coltrane, Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Joe Strummer, Neil Young, Buñuel, Buster Keaton, William Blake, Christopher Marlowe, Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Poe, Emily Dickinson, Baudelaire, Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Burroughs... son solo algunos de esos faros que tapizan ese muro de las influencias de Adam, un altar a la creatividad, a la inspiración intelectual, cultural y artística.
El amor... a la cultura, a la ciencia, a la literatura, la música... como un antídoto contra la anhedonia.
Solo los amantes sobreviven.
October 10 is a holiday at #SFJAZZ , the annual celebration of #TheloniousMonk 's birthday and legacy with an all-star concert. We asked journalist Richard Scheinin to speak with this year's lineup of pianists – #JoanneBrackeen , #KrisDavis and #HelenSung – about Monk's influence on each of them, and on jazz. Tap the link in our bio to read.
Got to pay homage to be one of my heroes, Thelonious Monk for the @jazzrefreshed x @blackeyewear collaboration for London design festival 🎹💫
Font layout @jazzyfreshtees
Clothes by @clutchcafelondon