LeBaron wrote:This is all rather shocking and depressing.
McCoy Tyners chords are enough for me to vote for John Coltrane!
I try not to make too much of what other people think, but I will admit I find it surprising
. Maybe even that. Miles Davis is pretty impactful and has wide appeal! I wouldn;t say anything bad about him
But I'll stand up on the Coltrane side.
I brought one of my drummer pals into my room the other night to listen to this after it popped up on my music player. It's the first Coltrane thing I really listened to at length, taped from a copy in my college record library, and pondered endlessly when I was 18. It's got Elvin, McCoy and Jimmy playing in incredibly fluid time. Very Elvinish. Just try finding the one and hanging onto it for the first twenty seconds or so until the horn kicks in.
The more I understand about jazz history and evolution the more respect I have for Miles Davis. But Coltrane is part of the reason I became interested in knowing things about jazz in the first place. It hit me viscerally and all at once,