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Posts from the ‘The Traneumentary’ Category

23
Jun
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The Traneumentary: Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins is a legendary musical force, and like Trane, inspires people to this day with his masterful improvisations and amazing wizardry on the saxophone. Sonny is a true legend who respected John Coltrane and also had a beautiful friendship with him. In 1956, Sonny and Trane recorded a track entitled “Tenor Madness.” Read moreRead more

15
Jun
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The Traneumentary: Joshua Redman

Saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of the leading players and personalities in jazz. His stellar recording’s Wish and Moodswing not only set the tone for emerging jazz musicians back in the middle 90′s but help establish the charismatic saxophonist to become a fan favorite and critical success. Read moreRead more

31
May
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The Traneumentary: Anton Fig

When I first went to see McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note in the summer of 2006, I ran into Paul Schaffer and Anton Fig who were also attending the show. Both Anton and Paul respectfully greeted McCoy backstage and talked with him right before I met and recorded the McCoy “special greeting” Traneumentary episode. Read moreRead more

20
May
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The Traneumentary: Dave Liebman

The great saxophonist Dave Liebman reveals his personal story witnessing John Coltrane performing live and how that experience changed his life. Dave also shares deep and thoughtful perspectives on John Coltrane’s artistic place in the music world. Read moreRead more

11
May
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The Traneumentary: Michael Cuscuna (commentary)

He’s baaack!!! Mosaic Records founder, renowned reissue producer and overall jazz authority Michael Cuscuna takes us inside the famous New York jazz spot Birdland circa 1961 and comments on the John Coltrane Quartet’s historic recording of “Afro Blue.” Read moreRead more

2
May
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The Traneumentary: Michael Cuscuna

Mosaic Records founder, renowned reissue producer and overall jazz authority Michael Cuscuna shares his intimate thoughts on the experience of seeing the classic John Coltrane Quartet and he also talks about how the music of Trane has moved him in his life. Read moreRead more

13
Apr
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The Traneumentary: Ashley Kahn

Writer Ashley Kahn is one of the most profound authorities when it comes to John Coltrane. He has written three well researched and enjoyable books that feature John Coltrane among others: The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse! Records, Kind of Blue-The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece and A Love Supreme-The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album. On the first of two Traneumentary episodes, Ashley puts Coltrane’s musical force and legacy into perspective. Read moreRead more

6
Apr
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The Traneumentary: Jason Moran (commentary)

Pianist Jason Moran is one of the most exciting musicians in jazz today. Over the years, he has successfully balanced the great jazz tradition with contemporary musical influences creating his own mark and signature on a certain brand of jazz. Read moreRead more

31
Mar
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The Traneumentary: Lenny Pickett

One of the most recognizable tenor saxophonists over the last 20 years, Lenny Pickett turned heads working in the original Tower of Power horn section. In 1985, he joined the Saturday Night Live band and since 1995, he has been the band’s musical director. Read moreRead more

17
Mar
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The Traneumentary: Karrin Allyson

Grammy-nominated artist Karrin Allyson has been churning out one great recording after another great recording for many years. With each album comes a new musical theme in which she performs both as a vocalist and pianist. A few years back she paid homage to John Coltrane with the release of Ballads-Remembering John Coltrane – a set of the repertoire from the classic Ballads album along with a few added Trane inspired pieces. Read moreRead more

2
Mar
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The Traneumentary: Joel Dorn

Producer, disc jockey, record executive and all around jazz authority Joel Dorn (aka The Masked Announcer) talks of Trane from his first hand accounts as a radio DJ in Philly, young producer at Atlantic Records and reissue producer (Anthology and The Heavyweight Champion). Read moreRead more

31
Dec
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The Traneumentary: Dr. Billy Taylor

RIP Dr. Billy Taylor (1921-2010) Read moreRead more