Last Sunday I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I did a little laundry and went to the Music/TV Room while I waited for the load to be done. I didn’t really have anything in mind that I wanted to listen to. The sun was just getting ready to show its face and it was really quiet outside. It was just Ra and myself, so I thought to have something peaceful was in order. I didn’t get past the C’s, cuz nothing is more appropriate to listen to on a tranquil Sunday than John Coltrane. Yeah, he was known for blazing, long improvised solos and being “insane”*, but he was one of the greatest jazz balladier, period. And after recording A Love Supreme, his music took on a more spiritual… sound, philosophy, feeling? Whatever you want to call it, these songs had the feeling of serenity that I felt, along with the free jazz insanity I love.
* Chuck D/Public Enemy- Don’t Believe the Hype 1988
Ladies and Gentlemen:
ln a Sentimental Mood- John Coltrane
Chim Chim Cheree- John Coltrane
Alabama- John Coltrane