John Coltrane Interview

Started by JonSRB77, February 14, 2022, 05:51:11 AM

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Unfortunately, this was during the period were he was badly addicted to heroin, and it shows.
After he cleaned up and formed the 'classic quartet,' his speech/diction and rhetoric was much clearer.
(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

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Quote from: Scion7 on November 14, 2022, 04:41:39 PMUnfortunately, this was during the period were he was badly addicted to heroin, and it shows.
After he cleaned up and formed the 'classic quartet,' his speech/diction and rhetoric was much clearer.

I definitely don't agree with this. His speech is plenty clear, he just speaks with a deep southern accent; nor is his "rhetoric" cloudy, at least from what part of this I've heard so far. In any case, he had quit using drugs over a year before the recording of this interview. Given how few recordings of Trane expressing his thoughts exist, any interview he did that still exists is a treasure in my book.

Scion7

Quote from: vers la flamme on January 05, 2023, 04:09:50 PMI definitely don't agree with this. His speech is plenty clear, he just speaks with a deep southern accent; nor is his "rhetoric" cloudy, at least from what part of this I've heard so far. In any case, he had quit using drugs over a year before the recording of this interview. Given how few recordings of Trane expressing his thoughts exist, any interview he did that still exists is a treasure in my book.
Well, of course any Coltrane statements are "gold."  However, from the four biographies I have on him, he was still addicted at this time.
(Bruckner's) is the career of a poor village boy ... The one and only really surprising thing about him was that after completing his career as an organist he suddenly began to compose music with a range of vision which in such a man would appear quite incongruous.

vers la flamme

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Quote from: Scion7 on January 06, 2023, 07:51:01 AMWell, of course any Coltrane statements are "gold."  However, from the four biographies I have on him, he was still addicted at this time.

Please cite more specifically, as the bio I just finished reading and every other source I can find on a quick internet search specifies that he'd cleaned up by mid-1957.