John Coltrane - Meditations mp3 album
The album was considered the "spiritual follow-up to A Love Supreme. It features Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders as soloists, both playing tenor saxophones. Much of the recording is avant-garde, featuring extensive passages in free rhythm and extended saxophone techniques such as honked and overblown notes, as well as multiphonics. This would be the last Coltrane recording with long-time partners drummer Elvin Jones and pianist McCoy Tyner.
Bass – Jimmy Garrison. Composed By – John Coltrane. Design – Robert Flynn (2). Design – Joe Lebow. Drums – Elvin Jones, Rashied Ali. Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder. Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff. Photography By – Charles Shabacon.
We all know John Coltrane, whether it be through Miles Davis' quintet and the Kind of Blue album, or his own legendary career as a solo jazz artist. The addition of tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders only furthered the ecstasy. Returning to the lineup again is Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones, along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and Rashied Ali on drums. All of these musicians fulfilled their purpose, contributing to the seemingly amorphous nature of Coltrane's later period music.
John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension
By the early '60's, John Coltrane found himself moving ever further away from traditional forms of musical expression, and into what could be described as uncharted territory, even for jazz. So much so that the saxophonist's influence and ability to break down barriers not only within his own relatively elite circle extended itself into the ever growing rock fraternity, to the extent that bands such as The Byrds and Santana cited him as an important figure in the development of their own ideas and direction.
The album was considered the "spiritual follow-up to A Love Supreme.
This CD reissues what was arguably the finest of the John Coltrane-Pharoah Sanders collaborations
1. Love 2. Compassion 3. Joy 4. Consequences 5. Serenity 6. Joy (alternate version).