Tribute to John Coltrane


Tribute to John Coltrane by IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Soprano saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Dave Liebman, pianist Richie Beirach, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack De Johnette share the stage in the ''Select Live Under the Sky '87'' tribute to legendary jazz master John Coltrane. Set list: Mr. P.C., After the Rain/Naima, India/Impressions. By and large, tribute shows are often a letdown. Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary show, for example, just made you realize how much better the troubadour's material was when he first performed it. When an artist


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Soprano saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Dave Liebman, pianist Richie Beirach, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack De Johnette share the stage in the "Select Live Under the Sky '87" tribute to legendary jazz master John Coltrane. Set list: Mr. P.C., After the Rain/Naima, India/Impressions. By and large, tribute shows are often a letdown. Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary show, for example, just made you realize how much better the troubadour's material was when he first performed it. When an artist has died, it can be even worse. Their contemporaries often fall all over themselves, gushing embarrassingly hyperbolic praise. Filmed in Japan in 1987, this tribute to the late jazz genius John Coltrane is a definite exception. The musicians, sax players Wayne Shorter and Dave Liebman, pianist Richie Beirach, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Jack DeJohnette--all great in their own right--keep the eulogizing minimal and instead focus on interpreting a small handful of Coltrane's important works. Interpreting is key here, as the band often uses Coltrane's material as a jumping-off point before spiraling into inspired, freeform improvisation. Their best playing is showcased during two tunes of Coltrane's seminal album, Giant Steps: "Mr. PC" is upbeat, dizzying, and comes very close to rockin', while "Naima" (one of Coltrane's most lyrical, gorgeous pieces) is full of atmosphere and somber emotion. The band lets it all hang out (and nearly falls apart) during "Impressions," but somehow manages to stay balanced enough to pull it off. The sound is perfect here, and while the visuals don't offer much to look at, all you really need to do is listen. Coltrane would be pleased. --Dave McCoy

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Manufacturer:
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Category:
Tributes
Release Date:
1999-08-31
UPC:
014381573725
Actor:
Array
Publisher:
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
DVD
Item Weight:
0.25 pounds
Item Size:
5.38 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.15 pounds
Package Size:
5.2 x 0.5 x 7.4 inches

 


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