Sunday, September 28, 2008

Transduction in Tokyo

Be warned, jazz neophytes, this is not Coltrane for beginners, nor is it jazz for beginners. Recorded less than a year before his untimely death, this long journey captures two Coltrane performances at different venues in Tokyo in July, 1966. The set list shows Coltrane's wild interpretations of songs from his earlier days ("Cresent", "My Favorite Things", "Afro Blue") paired along side his equally crazy free-form compositions of recent ("Leo" and "Peace On Earth").

At this point, Coltrane's explorations were so intense and expansive that two-thirds of his longtime quartet had departed. Pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer extraordinaire Elvin Jones had left to pursue solo careers and were now replaced with Coltrane's wife Alice, on piano, and drummer Rashied Ali on drums (bassist Jimmy Garrison was the only holdover from the classic John Coltrane quartet). Coltrane was now also employing the wild skills of Pharoah Sanders to add to the cacophony. Tread lightly, this is just damn crazy stuff. It's ain't for babies, and neither are the size of these DLs.

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John Coltrane - Live In Japan [1966]

Disc 1
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 148.7 MB

1. Afro Blue (38:48)
2. Peace On Earth (26:25)

Disc 2
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 124.5 MB

1. Crescent (54:33)

Disc 3
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 159.6 MB

1. Peace On Earth (25:06)
2. Leo (44:50)

Disc 4
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 130.8 MB

1. My Favorite Things (57:19)

Apparently so... (5:41 min. / NSFW)


joshua.thomas said...

Amazing stuff! Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the coltrane. not for beginners, indeed! truly awe inspiring music.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this...simply amazing!

ordet said...

thank you for this gem. i like music that makes my ears work.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much..this is amazing music making, even when the sounds get wild it is played with love, very unique!

great blog!

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Anonymous said...

like 'Tranes' other late performance 'Live in Seatle' this is a wonderful and inspiring work.thank you for reminding us of a great artist who held unworldly aspirations.

1009 said...

Thanks a lot! Just filling out my Coltrane collection at the moment & this is a big help.

sasha said...

Mny thanks!! Gives the lie to those who say Coltrane had lost his way on the dissolution of the 'classic' quartet..As good as anything '61-'65.

Anonymous said...

hey, too cool. many thanks!

Executive Dreamer said...

Thanks! I can't think of anyone who gets closer to the source than John Coltrane.

klf said...

Thanks very much! This is new for me . . . can't wait to listen.

Anonymous said...

Remarkable music. Mil gracias.


Camomillo said...

Thanks for these extended and stretched performances of classic Coltrane pieces, recorded while the Trane himself was pointing to the Interstellar Space. » Blog Archive » Stereo 8 World Galaxy: Alice Coltrane with Strings said...

[...] She quit performing for a couple of years and eventually secured a place for herself within John Coltrane’s group.[...]