New Stars In Coltrane’s “Interstellar”

Adam Shatz writes: ‘From the early 1960s through the mid-1960s, John Coltrane led one of the greatest quartets in jazz history, but some of the band’s most thrilling moments in concert took place when the pianist McCoy Tyner and the bassist Jimmy Garrison laid out, leaving Coltrane and his drummer, Elvin Jones, to perform as a duo. If the Coltrane Quartet gave birth to the ecstatic Afro-spiritual jazz known as “fire music,” the dialogue between Coltrane’s stentorian tone and Jones’s thrashing polyrhythms was its molten rock.’

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