Playing Coltrane

Naima’,’Giant Steps’, ‘Mr.PC’ etc. John Coltrane whose birthday is today, has left next to fifty compositions. Some of them have been extensively covered by famous and not so famous jazz artists.

Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tyner, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Branford Marsalis, Raul de Souza, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wes Montgomery, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Peter Erskine, Lambert Hendricks Ross, Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, George Benson, Hubert Laws, Joe Lovano, Kenny Garrett, Derek Trucks Band, Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and several others.

They are ‘Playing Coltrane’

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Track Listing Video : 1.Mr P.C (Camille Bertault) – 03:21 . 2.Mr. P.C. (Dave Liebman / Wayne Shorter / Richie Beirach / Eddie Gomez / Jack Dejohnette)- 09:35 . 3.Impressions (Michael Brecker / Dave Liebman / George Garzone / Joshua Redman) – 26:17 . 4.Naima (Michael Brecker) – 09:51 . 5.Moments Notice (Mccoy Tyner / Michael Brecker / Ravi Coltrane / Christian Mcbride / Roy Haynes) – 08:40 . 6.Naima (Mccoy Tyner (Mccoy Tyner / Bobby Hutcherson / Charnett Moffett / Eric Harland)- 07:48 . 7.Lonnie’S Lament (Marcus Miller) – 11:34 . 8.Lonnie’S Lament (Jean-René Mourot) – 05:52 . 9.Moment’S Notice (Tuomas J. Turunen) – 06:47 . 10.Giant Steps (Wynton Marsalis / Marcus Roberts / Bob Hurst / Jeff “Tain” Watts) – 05:55 . 11.Giant Steps (Branford Marsalis / Kenny Kirkland / Delbert Felix/ Lewis Nash) – 08:03 . 12.Equinox (Raul De Souza / Glauco Solter / Serginho Machado / Mario Conde / Fábio Torres) – 09:55 . 13.Alabama (Ezra Weiss / Farnell Newton / John Nastos / Devin Phillips / Jon Shaw / Christopher Brown) – 12:17 . 14.26-2 (Dekel Bor / Haggai Cohen Milo / Eviatar Slivnik) – 03:46 . 15.26-2 (Kurt Rosenwinkel / Peter Beets / Frans Van Geest / Joost Patocka) – 03:47 . 16.Impressions (Wes Montgomery) – 03:38 . 17.Naima (Carlos Santana / John Mclaughlin) – 03:52 . 18.Impressions (Pat Metheny / Peter Erskine / Ndr Big Band) – 09:36 . 19.Ogunde (The Year Of The Ear) – 09:00 . 20.Alabama (Brooklyn Raga Massive) – 14:11 . 21.Bonus : Mr Pc (Saxobones) – 03:31

Track Listing : 1.Mr. P.C. (Lambert / Hendricks / Ross) – 03:22 . 2.Lonnie’S Lament (Anthony Braxton) – 08:09 . 3.Naima (Archie Shepp) – 07:09 . 4.Bessie’S Blues (Chick Corea Akoustic Band) – 04:56 . 5.Moment’S Notice (Chick Corea) – 04:24 . 6.Lonnie’S Lament (Chico Freeman / Cecil Mcbee / John Hicks / Billy Hart) – 07:25 . 7.The Drum Thing (Dave Liebman) – 02:53 . 8.Lazy Bird (Dewey Redman / Geri Allen / Eddie Moore / Cameron Brown) – 06:24 . 9.Mr. Pc (Donald Harrison / Victor Gould / Max Moran / Joe Dyson) – 07:00 . 10.Naima (Herbie Hancock / Michael Brecker / Roy Hargrove) – 07:29 . 11.Naima (George Benson) – 03:41 . 12.Moment’S Notice (Hubert Laws) – 06:55 . 13.26-2 (Joe Lovano) – 09:43 . 14.Equinox (Kenny Garrett) – 07:39 . 15.26-2 (Kenny Werner / Johannes Weidenmueller / Ari Hoenig) – 06:47 . 16.Lonnie’S Lament (Marcus Miller) – 05:38 . 17.Lazy Bird (Mccoy Tyner) – 03:31 . 18.26-2 (Ravi Coltrane) – 05:10 . 19.Mr. Pc (The Derek Trucks Band) – 05:31 . 20.Ogunde (Jimmy Garrison / Pharoah Sanders / Rashied Ali / Alice Coltrane / Algie Dewitt) – 28:36

Playing Coltrane

The Guardian
50 great moments in jazz: John Coltrane’s giant step for improvisation Giant Steps, an astonishing tenor-saxophone improvisation Coltrane recorded in 1959, has been a model for aspiring sax players ever since, but it’s far more than . […]

Jazzwax
John Coltrane: Naima The tune is built on suspended chords over an E-flat pedal tone on the outside, Coltrane told Nat Hentoff for the album’s original liner notes. […]

Rhapsody in Books Weblog
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