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Jazz Record : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

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Here’s an album I selected for my friend hanspostcard’s “Album Draft”

The reason for taking this record is because I have to. It was too hard to pick an individual album by each so I took a collaboration between the two and got a 2 for 1 deal. This way I can squeeze another record in.

Duke and John Coltrane are two of my all time favorite music makers. With this pick I get them both. It’s simple, I have to have their music. I listen to these two more than just about anyone else. Picking an album out of Ellington’s library is near impossible. He has so many and such a high standard. You cant go wrong. Coltrane’s sax has always moved me. He plays with such power and passion. I also have numerous albums by him and I always seem to be reaching for them. He is an intense listen.

JAM—Celebrating the Collaboration of Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - KUVO

With them together on this record I get their sounds and musical ideas. Duke has such a subtle way of playing and is one of my favorite piano players. He never over plays, always laying back and jumping in when he feels it. You can always hear him coloring in the background. Listen to ”Stevie’ perfect example. He lays back and lets Trane go to work and then comes in later at the end and finishes off the piece. He’s never hard on the ears. JC is not as hard blowing on this cut but he still gives us a taste of that power and passion. What  a great piece of jazz music. The rhythm section of Sam Woodyard (drums) and Aaron Bell (bass) know how to swing and set the table. Man does that sound good! The next take ‘My Little Brown Book’ takes in it down into a softer touch but what a touch. Again the support is top notch. 

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Duke Ellington and John Coltrane have different styles. Opposite ends of the scale. Soft, subtle, hard , aggressive but together they mesh well with the love of the music they play. Lots of respect and creativity. Plus they both swing. I love just about every note these guys play.

Yeah I have some good jazz  and just plain good music going with me to my island. CB will be kicking back, catching a few rays, Smoking a big cigar and chilling. Cant miss with this. Mt jazz bone will be happy and I’ll be a happy Islander.

20 comments on “Jazz Record : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

  1. 1dancequeendq
    September 20, 2020

    A Dynamic Duo.

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  2. the press music reviews
    September 20, 2020

    Great piece as usual. Two of my all time faves together. Hadn’t heard this so thanks for the timely recommendation.

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  3. Yeah, Another Blogger
    September 20, 2020

    You know, I think I have this one on cassette tape. Once in a blue moon I’ll play a cassette. CB, I now have to go search for this one. See ya!

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  4. Jim S.
    September 21, 2020

    I find it amusing that CB sees the need to preface it with ‘Jazz Record.’ Is that an invitation? Or a warning? Anyway, just starting to listen to it now. First song sounds like it would be good for getting busy with one’s significant other.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 21, 2020

      Just my style man. Yeah a couple of those cuts on the record.

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      • Jim S.
        September 22, 2020

        Did you and I ever discuss that guy Rick Beato? He is this superb musician that does a lot of YouTube stuff like “What Makes This Song Great?” He had one called “Why Do People Hate Jazz?” He does a ton of rock stuff but he sez whenever he does a jazz post his readership plummets. Same here.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 22, 2020

        No we have not talked “Rick”. Like any music Doc, when people start taking it to serious or like lording their shit on people, it gets boring. Just listen to the music it speaks for itself. These jazz guys were just a logical step after being exposed to Cream, ABB, Santana, Zappa etc. This music is so good to my ear.
        Most people like yourself that keep in touch with CB seem to have a jazz bone. Like country it is such a wide range. It never has and never will be crazy popular. Even cuts like ‘Take Five’ only reach a small portion of the music buying public. . This stuff has legs, forever legs with me. It’s the music I listen to the most.

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      • Jim S.
        September 22, 2020

        I don’t think he was doing any of that. He loves jazz and was just commenting on how his readers turn off when he discusses jazz. And then he speculates on maybe why that is.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 22, 2020

        I didnt intend it that way with Rick. I take it CB might find him interesting.

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  5. 1537
    September 21, 2020

    Added to the list.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 22, 2020

      John’s toned down but he still has that thing he does going on. Love these two guys. I love “lists”.

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      • 1537
        September 22, 2020

        My Discogs want list requires 4 separate servers and 2 full-time technicians to keep running, it’s so large now.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 22, 2020

        I like the “full time technicians”. I have to get a couple of those there fellas.

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  6. BuriedOnMars
    September 23, 2020

    Good stuff. I like what I’m hearing. I’ll get into that jazz… one day…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. the press music reviews
    October 16, 2020

    Superb stuff. What a match made in heaven these two guys. Have tracked it down and rather exquisite.

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