Thursday, September 23, 2010

blue train

saint john william coltrane
(september 23, 1926 – july 17, 1967)

exploding as from a tunnel on the first song of his first ("solo") album, 'blue train' takes us from minor to major with a seemingly effortless grace. be-bop sheets of sound wash over us as the individual notes seem to dance around the irregular rhythm that keeps this train a-movin'. he is at once particle and wave. it's a trip. coltrane said it was his favorite of his own albums.

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