Browsing Tag

duke ellington

Beats of the Week: John Coltrane – Different Kinds of Blue

February 14, 2017

 

No doubt, the name John Coltrane comes to mind, just after Lisa Simpson, when you think Jazz Saxophone. With an incredible storied career, cut short after his cancer diagnosis in 1967, John Coltrane contributed to legendary recordings with the likes of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington.

From his humble beginning in North Carolina, Coltrane would go on to develop his own unique chord progressions, and pioneer the use of musical modes that would help bring about a post-modern jazz movement, cementing him as (arguably) the most significant saxophonist in music history.

Continue Reading