- The Church of John Coltrane -

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Ledare: Kerwin_Rigby
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Skapad den: 28 jun 2009
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For those who love Trane´s music and/or are inspired by his avant-garde exploration on Jazz.
Musicians, listeners, worldwide fans are welcome!



COLTRANE, JOHN (1926-1967), saxophonist, composer, and iconic figure. John Coltrane's immersion in modern jazz took place in bands led by Eddie Vinson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Johnny Hodges. In 1955 he joined the Miles Davis quintet and was soon identified as one of the most talented tenor saxophonists of the era. The story of Coltrane becoming a major African American cultural icon really began, however, in 1957. In that year he underwent a spiritual "conversion" concomitant with his overcoming a drug addiction. A brief but salient collaboration with Thelonius Monk followed and Coltrane was on his way to becoming one of the major innovators in jazz. Associated with the radical improvisatory style called "Free Jazz" (or pejoratively "anti-jazz"), Coltrane's own contribution was sometimes referred to as "sheets of sound," a lightning fast style of improvisation, with great attention given to melodic freedom. His mid-1960s recordings were increasingly complex and dense, often reflecting an interest in Eastern and African music, and were marked by radical experimentation in instrumentation. Coltrane died at age forty of a liver ailment.

Coltrane had a major impact on literary artists who came of age in the 1960s. Kimberly Benston has suggested that the "Coltrane poem" exists as a distinct genre within contemporary African American literature. Coltrane's premature death has generated a most compelling body of elegies. There is no question that at some level many artists were affected by his creativity and genius, but the evidence suggests that Coltrane's spirituality as much as his musicianship created disciples. Coltrane's monumental 1964 work A Love Supreme became a kind of musical scripture to many poets, novelists, and playwrights. His commitment to experimentation, his crosscultural interests, in addition to his search for a life contrary to the sterility of the mainstream, made Coltrane a hero to a generation whose hopes were nurtured by the energy of the Black Arts movement.





“To perceive again and this time it must be said, for all who read to know that no matter what, it is all with God. He is gracious and merciful. His way is in love, through which we all are.

Wherever and whoever you are, always strive to follow and walk in the right path and ask for aid and assistance...herein lies the ultimate and eternal happiness which is our through His grace. ”

John William Coltrane

Important!!!!!:
The "Church" of John Coltrane does not agree with any form of religious fanaticism and does not encourage religious or spiritual oriented discussion, this group i´s NOT by any means devoted to a religious discussion regarding his music or related subjects.
If there´s a "God" in this Church, then this God is called MUSIC!

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  • murmler3

    Hi everybody. I'm new here. Thank you for not discussing religion. Personally starting with "Live at Birdland", I love Coltranes's music very much but a lot of other music as well. Right now, "Milestones" by Miles Davis (with 'trane) is yoyfully heard. Wonderful music. Greets from Germany, micha

    12 jun 2012 Svara
  • hardwareltd

    Just listened to Live in Japan. I don't even know what to say...such brilliance it's insane.

    4 maj 2012 Svara
  • whiteravenmetal

    +1 v

    18 sep 2011 Svara
  • MiaoPurrington

    I love this group.

    28 aug 2011 Svara
  • saucy626

    We need more members, I feel guilty that I'm in a Burzum group with a higher member count than this!

    14 maj 2011 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    Welcome aboard Mr.lensaround! Nice to see some new activity here, and I agree, the funeral recording is mind melting, i heard "Love Cry/Truth Is Marching In/ Our Prayer " and its grim crispy!

    26 apr 2011 Svara
  • atswimtwobrids

    Hey, Im just getting into trane's music, and Im wondering if anyone knows a good book about him and his spiritual ascension. It might help make his work in the 60s a little more accessible! Thanks

    4 feb 2011 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    I´m happy to see people joining the group, but it would be more productive if you guys actually posted something rather than just joining and then ignoring the group. I demand more action coltrane people! DO IT!

    11 jan 2011 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    Oh and welcome aboard Mr.dissonance416. On a side note, I have no idea why the hell I keep using honorifics( "Mr."), its just madness!

    1 nov 2010 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    *perhaps

    1 nov 2010 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    Madness! Ungrim dream Mr.bschw, but fear not, the ´trane shall cleanse your soul and guide you. Welcome aboard and feel free to start your own thread, pehaps share your eerie dreams.

    1 nov 2010 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    Welcome Mr.kajetanoo!

    5 sep 2010 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    Welcome aboard YlskY!

    18 jan 2010 Svara
  • YlskY

    Hello Everybody!

    30 dec 2009 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    Hello Silesianstork and welcome!

    12 jul 2009 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    we need more members in this place!!

    4 jul 2009 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    Welcome!

    28 jun 2009 Svara
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    [b]Important!!!!!: The "Church" of John Coltrane does not agree with any form of religious fanaticism and does not encourage religious or spiritual oriented discussion, this group i´s NOT by any means devoted to a religious discussion regarding his music or related subjects. If there´s a "God" in this Church, then this God is called MUSIC![/b]

    28 jun 2009 Svara
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