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Posts from the ‘The Traneumentary’ Category

20
Mar
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The Traneumentary: Dave Schroeder (commentary)

There are great albums and then there are GREAT albums.

NYU Director of Jazz Studies Dave Schroeder fondly discusses John Coltrane’s playing and the beauty of “Lush Life” from one of his all-time favorite albums: Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane. Read moreRead more

3
Jan
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The Traneumentary: Anton Fig (commentary)

Elvin Jones’ drumming featured on the John Coltrane Quartet recording A Love Supreme is legendary. Listen to drummer Anton Fig (Late Night with David Letterman) talk about Elvin’s masterful play on this commentary podcast episode from The Traneumentary series. Read moreRead more

19
Dec
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The Traneumentary: Ashley Kahn

Ashley Kahn brilliantly breaks down the John Coltrane classic A Love Supreme in this popular Traneumentary episode. Read moreRead more

24
Oct
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The Traneumentary: Charles Tolliver

Multi-talented trumpeter and bandleader Charles Tolliver shares his very personal story about John Coltrane – the man and his music. Read moreRead more

23
Sep
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The Traneumentary: Dave Liebman (bonus)

Saxophonist Dave Liebman’s enthusiasm for John Coltrane is infectious. You sit with Dave for a minute and bring up Coltrane and boom…his motor starts and you are treated to a wide range of facts, insights and personal reflections that are simply mesmerizing. Read moreRead more

23
Sep
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The Traneumentary: Dr. Billy Taylor (bonus)

It was a sincere privilege and honor to have Dr. Billy Taylor as the host & voice of the Traneumentary. When I originally contacted him to ask if he would be interested in participating, he had no idea what a podcast was but he was intrigued by the idea that this new broadcast medium could expand the audience of John Coltrane’s music. He generously agreed and provided a wealth of insight as well as encouragement to me and the production. Read moreRead more

23
Sep
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The Traneumentary: Michael Cuscuna (bonus)

When I interviewed each of the subjects for the Traneumentary podcast series, I prepared to conduct two kinds of interviews. The first interview was more traditional where the subjects shared their personal recollection on how Coltrane impacted their life. The second interview was less structured and was designed to be more in the moment and ripe for improvisation. That’s how many of the ‘track commentary’ episodes came to be and for me, they are the essence and the heart beat of the whole Traneumentary series. Read moreRead more

21
Sep
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The Traneumentary: Steve Kuhn

Pianist Steve Kuhn had the great fortune to play with John Coltrane in 1960. On this Traneumentary episode, Steve shares his story about how this came about and further discusses the saxophonist’s music and overall being. Read moreRead more

7
Sep
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The Traneumentary: Lewis Porter

Musician and jazz educator Lewis Porter is one of the real authorities when it comes to John Coltrane. Having written the definitive bio on the famous saxophonist (John Coltrane-His Life and Music), Lewis’ vast knowledge balances both the music and human sides of Trane in great detail. Read moreRead more

18
Aug
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The Traneumentary: Joe Lovano

The great saxophonist Joe Lovano has been one of the leading forces in jazz for nearly three decades. Joe’s father, Tony, was also a mighty sax player in his own right and taught young Joe about John Coltrane and his recordings. Read moreRead more

19
Jul
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The Traneumentary: Dave Liebman (commentary)

As we heard on saxophonist Dave Liebman’s first Traneumentary podcast episode, his passion for John Coltrane is intense, inspiring and endless. Here, Dave not only comments on one of his all-time favorite John Coltrane Quartet tracks “Crescent” (from 1964) but also provides a wealth of other information about Trane and the members of his famous quartet – McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. Read moreRead more

6
Jul
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The Traneumentary: Robert Glasper

Pianist Robert Glasper is regarded as one of the most exciting players in jazz today. Robert’s approach to melodic playing, unpredictable improvisations, vast chord textures, use of space and varying rhythms are at the core of his style. Read moreRead more