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Ascension (With Orig. Art) ~ John Coltrane
Ascension (With Orig. Art) ~ John Coltrane
and i can think of no series of musical works which better exemplifies this than coltranes ascencion.
coltrane suggests here, in the sheer complexities regarding the art of 'absorbing' seemingly inaccessible aesthetics, that the questions are far more important than the answers.
ascension is indeed a unique marriage of a highly personal, painfully open, emotional statement with amazingly evolved aesthetics.
this unifying of both motives makes for one of the most profound examples of 20th century atonal music.
coltrane tempered both agendas unlike any artist before or since.
miles davis became so 'aesthetics only' oriented that it rendered his later works as impotent… Read more
Interstellar Space ~ John Coltrane
Interstellar Space ~ John Coltrane
coltrane is the quintessential example of a consummate artist who just kept evolving up to his final breath.
his late works bear the stamp of a pared down, but unified ensemble playing in unparalelled intenstity and penetrating intimacy.
i recall when i was first exposed to coltranes ascencion from his major works lp and father, son, and the holy ghost from the meditations lp.
upon that first exposure i was perpelxed and mystified. i didnt 'get it' but forced myself to listen to the pieces repeatedly.
the intensity was, of course, immediately apparent, but it was upon countless exposures that the almost frightening intimacy of clotranes dying language dawned upon… Read more
Greatest Hits  Purr-Fect (Rm) ~ Eartha Kitt
5.0 out of 5 stars delightfully of its time, July 17 2004
when eartha sings of monty clift one cant help smiling over the sheer joy of hearing these very dated (in the best possible way) songs.
but eartha also has a sense of timelesness. her santa baby will rouse even a klansmans libido and while listening to i wann be evil youll just wish you were tied to a chair while eartha herself is singing it right in front of you