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Major Works of John Coltrane: Ascension 1 & 2 / Om / Kulu Se Mama / Selflessness

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Excellent debut

17 years ago at Feb 24 22:36
It's strange to call this album a 'debut', because Michael already had a incredible track record as a member of the Brecker Brothers, Steps/Steps Ahead as a sideman. Joined by an excellent line-up of musicians, Michael plays inspired. The compositions are good (not great), and the album contains excellent soloing. Pat Metheny and Michael just sound fantastic together. The bonus track at the end is... read more
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Description: John Coltrane's twin bookends of spiritual outreach and fulfillment (A Love Supreme from December of 1964, and Meditations from November of 1965) represent the final incandescent emotional peak of his classic quartet, and by the end of '65, drummer Elvin Jones and pianist McCoy Tyner would leave the band, to be replaced by Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane, and the young reed firebrand Pharoah Sanders, as the tenor saxophone giant ventured ever further into the uncharted realms of universal chant and freeform improvisation. In between were a slew of recordings that stretched the boundaries of form and content as far as the saxophonist ... (more)
Manufacturer: Grp Records/Impluse
Release date: 21 January 1992
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0011105011327 UPC: 011105011327
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