Artist: John Coltrane Quartet
Album: Crescent (1964)
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The other day when we were recording the Song Per Day podcast at a festival, someone recommended us this great song by the John Coltrane Quartet.
John Coltrane was a legendary American jazz saxophonist and composer born in 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, and raised in Philadelphia. He began his professional career as a sideman in various bands in the 1940s and 1950s, including those of Dizzy Gillespie and Johnny Hodges.
In the late 1950s, Coltrane began to establish himself as a bandleader and innovator in his own right. His playing was characterized by an intense and exploratory style, marked by extended solos and a relentless pursuit of new musical ideas.
John Coltrane’s Crescent is a timeless jazz album that was released in 1964. This album features Coltrane’s classic quartet, which included McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. This group is widely regarded as one of the most important and innovative ensembles in the history of jazz.