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February 4, 2013

John Coltrane plays "My Favorite Things"

From Open Culture: "First released in 1960 on an album with the same title, this complex reworking of the song made famous by 'The Sound of Music" came to be Coltrane's most requested tune. The 1961 video shows 'Trane literally and figuratively breathing new life into the soprano saxophone."

February 4, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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The sound on that is beyond horrible, but if you can get past it, besides Trane on soprano sax let us not forget Eric Dolphy on flute, McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums.

If that just isn't your cup of tea (I had to laugh at some of the YouTube comments, some saying Dolphy was too flat and some saying he was too sharp; he definitely knew from flat & sharp and was playing the exact dissonances he wanted to play), you could listen to the same tune in a whole 'nother totally different kind of jazz, like this from Dave Brubeck, which some people find less challenging and more accessible:

Posted by: Flautist | Feb 4, 2013 11:36:57 PM

Thank You, Larry!

Posted by: joepeach | Feb 4, 2013 8:24:50 PM


Posted by: larry ziegler | Feb 4, 2013 7:23:37 PM

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