The Jazz Show Episode January 19, 2015

Broadcast on 19-Jan-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

The John Coltrane "Classic Quartet" in Concert in Berlin: November 2,1963.

John Coltrane's "Classic Quartet" with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and the incredible Elvin Jones on drums had reached a pinnacle of creativity when this concert was performed as part of an extensive European tour. Changes were afoot but during this period the band had reached a level of consistency and performance that was unequaled by any band of this instrumentation. They were captured here with good quality sound in performance before a worshipful German audience. The tunes include Coltrane's "Lonnie's Lament", "Naima", "Cousin Mary" and the fast abstract blues "Chasin' The Trane". The evening ends with the inevitable extended version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "My Favourite Things" where Mr. Coltrane switches from tenor saxophone to soprano. This was one of Coltrane's "hits" and had to be played for every gig and concert. The piece evolved and became more interesting as time went on and this performance demonstrates the piece's evolution. Here then is the "Classic Quartet" at it's best.

Track Listing:

The Dream/It's Time
Max Roach · Chattahoochee Red
Lonnie's Lament
John Coltrane · Concert In Berlin
John Coltrane · Concert In Berlin
Cousin Mary
John Coltrane · Concert In Berlin
Chasin' The Trane
John Coltrane · Concert In Berlin
My Favourite Things
John Coltrane · Concert in Berlin
Baby Breeze
Chet Baker · Baby Breeze
This Is The Thing
Chet Baker · Baby Breeze
One With One
Chet Baker · Baby Breeze
Pamela's Passion
Chet Baker · Baby breeze
Comin' Down
Chet Baker · Baby Breeze
A Taste of Honey
Chet Baker · Baby Breeze
J.R. Monterose · J.R. Monterose
Bobbie Pin
J.R. Monterose · J.R. Monterose
Us Three
Horace Parlan · Us Three
Horace Parlan · Us Three
Good Bait
Johnny Griffin · Johnny Griffin's Studio Jazz Party
Low Gravy
Johnny Griffin · Johnny Griffin's Jazz Studio Party
We Wanna Cook!
Bennie Green · Soul Stirrin'