Thursday, June 14, 2012

John Coltrane: "Love"

I gently brushed the dust off of John Coltrane's First Meditations (For Quartet) this evening.  The needle drops and the effect is instantaneous, a wash of McCoy Tyner's keys and that sax — always that sax — speaking volumes in impassioned honks and blasts.

This was the last recording to emerge from Coltrane's famed quartet, so the beauty is always bittersweet.  

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