Category Archives: John Coltrane

Update: SONNY ROLLINS’ “AIREGIN” is about “ORIGIN” is about “OXYGEN” is about “NIGERIA”

I guess that headline sums it up what Sonny subconsciously wanted to tell us with “Airegin” which is one of his greatest hits beside “St. Thomas”, “Oleo”, and “Doxy”. Here it is in its initial performance, as played by the … Continue reading

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JOHN COLTRANE & KENNY BURRELL ASK: WHY WAS I BORN?

Hi there, swingin’ folks — This beautiful ballad by Jerome Kern shall warm up your hearts. The track can be found on the album Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane, and it was recorded on March 7, 1958. All best for … Continue reading

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To AFRICA: Best wishes from GERMANY via the USA

The below playlist is dedicated to the brave African freedom fighters in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, and all other African countries where the message of freedom cannot remain suppressed any longer. I never thought it was possible, but I … Continue reading

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