Monday, January 16, 2006

Coltrane and Cannonball... Miles and Coltrane...

A quick one – Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley playing 'Wabash' – effectively the Miles Davis group without the Prince of Darkness, recorded in Chicago 1959. Cannonball a bit back in the mix with Jimmy Cobb to the fore. Then Coltrane, up front and cutting straight through. Cannon was a great and maybe underrated player, Coltrane enjoying himself here, relatively angst-free. Classy piano from Wynton Kelly, fluent nimbly plucked bass from Paul Chambers. A fun track, bouncing along for 5.45 mins.

Le tout ensemble: the Davis Group in full tilt, live from on 'So What' from 1960 – Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Coltrane and Miles. Coltrane boiling through, playing long, dense looping lines: you can feel the paradigms bending. Inspired solo from Kelly.





Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane


So what(mp3)


1 comment:

jon the revelator said...

tracks expired by the time i got here -

never heard a tune with just coltrane and cannonball before, just their stuff with miles

always thought there was a good lesson in hearing the two together about how to approach an instrument -

one always seemed to hit just the right note in the right spot and one always pushing, refusing the other's method almost.

always an interesting conversation between the two.