Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: John Coltrane Tranforms "My Favorite Things," 1961

John Coltrane's rendition of "My Favorite Things" completely transformed the Rodgers and Hammerstein show tune from "The Sound of Music." One could expect nothing less from "Trane," a volcanic force in modern jazz whose music reflected his constant quest for new sounds and his spiritual search. Playing in Germany in 1961, Coltrane, on soprano sax, is joined by Eric Dolphy, flute; McCoy Tyner, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; and Elvin Jones, drums.

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