John Coltrane’s Giant Steps shook up the world of jazz with its release in 1960, and quickly established itself as a classic album – a keep reading »
It’s a musical achievement that really needs no introduction. John Coltrane‘s everlasting masterpiece A Love Supreme will undergo a 50th anniversary reissue later this year, keep reading »
Music lives and breathes on stage. The split second choices that improvisers make and the communication between musicians on the bandstand provide audiences a sense keep reading »
It’s time for a new installment of Revive Music’s original literary series: Order is Everything! This is a how-to guide for music lovers looking to keep reading »
As we stated here at Revive Music before, Manhattan wasn’t the only place in New York where jazz was cooking and innovating. Brooklyn has been keep reading »
Washington, D.C.’s lauded Kennedy Center has played host to an assortment of legendary performances and, over the past weekend, they can add another to their keep reading »
During the launch of Jazz Appreciation Month, the great jazz photographer Chuck Stewart donated 25 images of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane to the Smithsonian keep reading »
The day has arrived—Happy Birthday John Coltrane! Tonight we will be celebrating the master innovator’s birthday with the Marcus Strickland Quartet at Dizzy’s with sets at both 7:30pm and 9:30pm. To get you in the mood for the show tonight, be sure to check out some of our feature articles on John Coltrane and if you’re like us, start streaming your favorite Trane tunes all day!
Revive Music is humbled to present a new literary series: Order Is Everything! This new venture is a how-to-guide for music lovers looking to invest in the catalogs of prolific artists. Say you were curious about a Miles Davis, a Stevie Wonder, a James Brown, The Roots, etc. You wanted to see what the fuss was all about, but you don’t know where to begin. Which album should you buy first? Well, Revive is here to help! Each installment will instruct – better yet suggest – the would-be consumer on not only which albums to buy, but also in which order to collect them.
As he is wont to do, Miles plays an understated, melodic solo. Then boom, out comes Trane. His tone is robust and muscular, his dynamic range is broad, and his melodic lines are filled with dissonance and tension. The solos juxtapose one another perfectly. It’s almost as if Miles uses Trane’s innate intensity as a compositional tool.