The john coltrane quartet - you say you care - russian lullaby


"If you really look at the deep expressions of humanity that [are] being expressed in [the album], Coltrane is a culminating moment," West said. "He smiles when he looks at Ferguson from the grave. He'd say, 'Aw, the young people are awakening.' That's what he says on the album: 'This is an expression of my spiritual awakening.'"

While taking jobs outside music, Coltrane briefly attended the Ornstein School of Music and studied at Granoff Studios. He also began playing in local clubs. In 1945, he was drafted into the navy and stationed in Hawaii. He never saw combat, but he continued to play music and, in fact, made his first recording with a quartet of other sailors on July 13, 1946. A performance of Tadd Dameron's "Hot House," it was released in 1993 on the Rhino Records anthology The Last Giant. Coltrane was discharged in the summer of 1946 and returned to Philadelphia. That fall, he began playing in the Joe Webb Band. In early 1947, he switched to the King Kolax Band. During the year, he switched from alto to tenor saxophone. One account claims that this was as the result of encountering alto saxophonist Charlie Parker and feeling the better-known musician had exhausted the possibilities on the instrument; another says that the switch occurred simply because Coltrane next joined a band led by Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, who was an alto player, forcing Coltrane to play tenor. He moved on to Jimmy Heath's band in mid-1948, staying with the band, which evolved into the Howard McGhee All Stars until early 1949, when he returned to Philadelphia. That fall, he joined a big band led by Dizzy Gillespie, remaining until the spring of 1951, by which time the band had been trimmed to a septet. On March 1, 1951, he took his first solo on record during a performance of "We Love to Boogie" with Gillespie.

He is regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians, and one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century . Along with tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins , Lester Young and Sonny Rollins , Coltrane fundamentally altered expectations for the instrument.


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