World of Jazz Podcast 46 – John Coltrane Special

John Coltrane would have been 87 this last Monday so this podcast has a cross section of his work – in between the latest album to emerge from the long-time collaboration of Grammy-nominated pianist / composer Vijay Iyer and poet / performer / librettist / emcee Mike Ladd. Three years in the making, the new work focuses on veterans of colour from the last decade’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Holding It Down” is a thought-provoking, sometimes frightening, and ultimately exhilarating combination of music, poetry and song, created from the actual dreams of young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Play list

  1. Sonny Rollins – Tenor Madness
  2. Vijay Iver and Mike Ladd – Derelict Poetry (Maurice, Brooklyn)
  3. Red Garland – Woody’n You
  4. Vijay Iver and Mike Ladd – Walkin’ with the Duppy (Rashan, Queens)
  5. John Coltrane and Tadd Dameron – Mating Call
  6. Vijay Iver and Mike Ladd – My Fire (Brad, Chester, NC)
  7. John Coltrane – Africa
  8. Vijay Iver and Mike Ladd – Dream of an ex-ranger (William, Newton, MA)
  9. John Coltrame – Afro Blue
  10. Vijay Iver and Mike Ladd – Costume (Mike, Cambridge)
  11. John Coltrane – Stardust

As usual the show can be streamed from Mixcloud

  1. Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 24, 1956 – John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) – released on the Tenor Madness album.
  2. Holding It Down : The Veterans Dreams Project
  3. Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, 1957 – Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums) – released on the Soul Junction album.
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  5. Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 30, 1956 – John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) John Simmons (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)  – released on the Mating Call album.
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  7. Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1961 – Booker Little (trumpet) Britt Woodman (trombone) Donald Carrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, Julius Watkins (French horn) Carl Bowman (euphonium) Bill Barber (tuba) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, arranger, conductor) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Pat Patrick (baritone saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Reggie Workman, Art Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) – released on The Complete Africa Brass Sessions
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  9. “Birdland”, NYC, October 8, 1963 – John Coltrane (soprano, tenor saxophone) McCoy Tyner (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) – released on the Live at Birdland album
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  11. Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 11, 1958 – Wilbur Harden (flugelhorn, trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) – released on the Stardust Sessions album

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