5.31.2009

In A Sentimental Mood...



Today is Sunday and usually I take this time to reflect on what I've done this week and what I want to accomplish in the next week.
Jazz is usually the soundtrack for me when I do this and today I'm choosing to listen to my man man, John Coltrane:


There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said about this man and his craft.
What I can say is that he has been a constant inspiration to me as a person and as an artist.
His approach toward music is what I admire most.
A very simple man with complex ideas toward expressing himself not only in jazz but in music.
I would like to leave you with a performance of a song from Trane called "Alabama"




This song was written in reaction to the Alabama church bombing that occurred on September 15th 1963 that killed four young black girls.



Dr. Martin Luther King did speech at this funeral and Coltrane patterned his horn after King's voice for this song.

Enjoy but reflect-blctxt

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