In 1962 John Coltrane collaborated with Duke Ellington, recorded an all-ballads LP, and established the group now known as the Classic Quartet.
The convergence of two stellar events: the birth of John Coltrane and the beginning of autumn.
John Coltrane revolutionized the sound of modern jazz and wrote a number of compositions that have become jazz standards.
Tenor saxophonist John Gilmore spent most of his career with Sun Ra and his Arkestra, recording outside of Sun Ra’s band on only a handful of occasions.
On this edition of Night Lights it’s “Meet the Jazztet,” a program of recordings taken from the recent Mosaic collection of Benny Golson and Art Farmer’s work for the Argo and Mercury labels between 1960 and 1962. Some of the players who passed through the Jazztet included McCoy Tyner, Harold Mabern, Cedar Walton…
Pianist McCoy Tyner joined John Coltrane’s group at the age of 22 in 1960 and signed with Impulse not long after Coltrane moved to the label in 1961. Over the next four years Tyner would record seven albums as a leader for Impulse, most often in the trio format that was seen as being both commercially favorable and a chance to showcase him in a setting different from the Coltrane quartet. Though Tyner’s playing on these records is considered…