John Coltrane - Ascension
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The History of the albums - n’290 // CFCE 87.8 FM Weekly Genre : Free Jazz

Although it's not just for this genre, how could Jazz have gone in less than 20 years from a music that could be listened to in the background of a bar or hotel reception to one of the most sophisticated and richest music of any genre? Who would have thought that we could have evolved from swing, bop or even cool jazz to deeply avant-garde currents that remain to this day difficult to match, in the sense of the ... read more
It's the year 1966, change is happening in the Jazz scene, four years prior Saxophonist Ornette Coleman released his seminal album "Free Jazz", which was something of a fuse that would later lead the charge to the burgeoning free jazz movement that quickly took form toward the end of the 60s. Ornette was fearless and headstrong with "Free Jazz", embracing noticeable modal and harmonic changes that strayed from the familiar and warm sounds of the 50s, this decision to embody ... read more
Now It Can All Feel Great Inside Me, Around Me. This Sort Of White Gaze I Want To Adapt On. Loving The Stars Again On Nothing To Live Off. Trembling My Inner Skeleton And Losing My Grasp And Will To Accept A Rather Openness. Shapes Built Off My Own Desires Once More To Truly Taunt Me. Eyed Without A Shot To Experience My Last Pain Within. What To Hold In This Time Of Need. Numbers On A Grid For A Purpose. Missing A Spoonful Filled With Nothing. It May Not Look Anywhere To Cry. Finding Myself, ... read more
MWE - Day 16 - 16/02/2021

I recall my first introduction to Coltrane's music pretty well at this point, I was on my lunch break at work a couple of years ago now, and I decided to throw on Meditations due to a few recommendations that I'd had. And my god what an experience it was. The chaotic, noisy and often unpredictable nature of the record, and the way that John played his Sax like an absolute madman kept me coming back to the album a few times over the years. Well and truly one of the ... read more
"To provide touches of color in rooms with all-white walls"
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Added on: May 6, 2014