John William Coltrane, also known as “Trane”

Celebrating John Coltrane’s birthday (September 23, 1926 – ∞  )

John COLTRANE

John Coltrane’s masterwork, A Love Supreme, was only played once in live concert. This portion is the only surviving film of that 1965 performance.

Listen McCoy Tyner talking genuinely about his experiences with his late friend and mentor John Coltrane in the Traneumentary (Episode 32)

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DANCE OF THE COSMO ALIENS

From the album DISCO 3000. Recorded in Rome in 1978

Sun Ra uses a prototype made by Crumar called the ‘Crumar Mainman’ which he described as ‘like a piano, organ, clavichord, cello, violin and brass instruments’.

“Dance of the cosmo aliens” thinly disguises the traditional “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child”