The Jazz Show Episode June 11, 2018

Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane in Sweden 1960.

9:03pm - 12:38am

Tonight's Jazz Feature from March of 1960 was John Coltrane's last hurrah as a regular sideman with Miles Davis. Coltrane by this time had recorded several important albums under his own name and was at this time the most influential voice of the tenor saxophone. He was also part of Miles Davis' bands. Miles, with the departure of alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley had reverted to a quintet. A tour of Europe came up un early 1960 and although Miles' rhythm section was committed with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums John Coltrane was not. When asked he said "no" and Davis begged him to do this tour and after much pleading, Coltrane said "okay". Tonight's recordings show Coltrane working on some new approaches and using the freedom he was given to experiment and play as long as he wished and he took full advantage of this opportunity with some amazing results. Miles is inspired as is the rest of the band and the audience in Sweden is very receptive of Coltrane's playing as it must have shocked more than a few. We are lucky to have these documents and the Swedish concert is special in that after the selections finish, we'll here a short interview with Coltrane done backstage at Konserthuset in Stockholm on March 22, 1960. Hear it tonight and you'll be glad you did!

Track Listing:

So What
Miles Davis · Miles in Sweden 1960
On Green Dolphin Street
Miles Davis · Miles in Sweden 1960
Miles Davis · Miles in Sweden 1960
Walkin'/The theme
Miles Davis · Miles in Sweden 1960
Coltrane Talks
Interview with John Coltrane · Miles in Sweden 1960
Almost Like Being in Love
J.J.Johnson in Canada · J.J. with Chris Gage Trio
Autumn Leaves
J.J.Johnson in Canada · J.J.Johnson with Chris Gage Trio.
Take The "A" Train
Duke Ellington · The Essential Duke
Take The "A" Train
Duke Ellington · Ellington Uptown
Take The "A" Train
Dave Brubeck · Jazz Goes to College
Take The "A" Train
Shelly Manne · Shelly Manne 2,3,4.
Take The "A" Train
Charles Mingus · Mingus at Monterey (1964).
Mike Nock · Live at The Sound Lounge
Beautiful Stranger
Mike Nock · Live at The Sound Lounge
Silent Spring
Carla Bley · The Liberation Music Orchestra
Walk On By
Jerry Weldon · Those Were the Days.
The Sermon
Jerry Weldon · Those Were the Days