Monday, June 18, 2007

 

Episode 22 - Steve Kuhn



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Pianist Steve Kuhn had the great fortune to play with John Coltrane in 1960. On this episode, Steve shares his story about how this came about and further discusses the sax master's music and overall being.

Very special thanks goes out to Steve Kuhn for making time for this interview.

More information: Steve Kuhn

Tracks used in this episode:

"The Theme" Miles Davis Quintet
“Like Sonny”
“I'll Wait and Pray”
“Countdown”
"I Want To Talk About You"

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

 

Episode 21 - Lewis Porter



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Musician and educator Lewis Porter is one of the real authorities when it comes to John Coltrane. Having written the definitive bio on the famous saxophonist (John Coltrane-His Life and Music), Lewis' vast knowledge balances both the music and human sides of Trane in great detail. On this episode, Lewis highlights the early part of Trane's recording career on Prestige and later on, he comments on the track "Psalm" which is guaranteed to have people talking. Throughout the production of the Traneumentary, Lewis has served as an invaluable resource in the development of this series.

More information: Lewis Porter

Tracks used in this episode:

"Lush Life"
“Little Melonae”
“While My Lady Sleeps”
“Bahia”
"Good Bait"

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

 

Episode 19 & 20 - Joe Lovano



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The great saxophonist Joe Lovano has been one of the leading forces in jazz for nearly three decades. Joe's father, Tony, was also a mighty sax player in his own right and taught young Joe about John Coltrane and his recordings. On this episode, Joe shares his discovering of Coltrane.

On episode 20, Joe breaks down the classic Coltrane composition "Moment's Notice" from the album Blue Train.

More information: Joe Lovano

Tracks used in this episode:

"Summertime"
“Syeeda's Song Flute”
“Dahomey Dance”
“Liberia”
"Harmonique"

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