mission wrote:The thing is, Coltrane is responsible for most of what I love about Miles.
A lot of folk are talking about the breadth of Davis' accomplishment, and giving him the nod on the back of that. He recorded for half a century. Coltrane only got from 55-67, but you want to talk about breadth? You get Elvin Jones dropping his bombs and insane shit all over the place, Coltrane laying down sheets of that heavy metal, with McCoy Tyner comping his fucking arse off and Chambers doing what he can to hold it all down with thick, thick ropes of melody and feeling, and that's one sort of Coltrane that I love - the out-there moments; the almost untrammelled, the ecstatic - and then there's this:
His ballads are the purest form of my idea of jazz.
Pedantic, I know, but I’m sure you mean Garrison, or maybe even Workman...or on that one Davis