There’s a new release from 1964 by John Coltrane - the National Film Board of Canada had asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled "Le chat dans le sac" ("The Cat in the Bag").
The “Classic Coltrane Quartet” of John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), McCoy Tyner (piano) , Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums) recorded new version of tunes like “Blue World,” “Like Sonny,” “Naima” and “Traneing In.”
We play some music from that newly released record, “Blue World.”
50 years later, in 2004, John Coltrane’s widow, Alice Coltrane returned to the studio with her (and John Coltrane’s) son, Ravi Coltrane. The deep and diverse recording included Ravi on saxes, Charlie Haden on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums and Alice on keyboards, synthesizer and organ.
Legacies are being built on all around us. October 13th, the African American Jazz Preservation Society has a special event bringing “Jazz Elders” together with the youth. AAJPS President, and founder of CAPA, Harry Clark shares stories and passion about the event. It will be held at the Bridges Restaurant in the Wyndham Hotel, Oakland.
We also hear from Guitarist Mark Strickland, including some of his stories as a youth in the Pittsburgh music scene - Mark is among the inductees for the MCG Jazz Legends, 2019. A concert with the Ralph Peterson Messenger Legacy Band will follow.
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