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AN UNEVEN PIECE OF LATE COLTRANE,
This review is from: Kulu Se Mama (Audio CD)
Coltrane's own playing is magnificent as always of course. No matter how fast or 'out' he plays the sound, the tone is always intact; he really SINGS (as opposed to Pharoah Sanders whose squawks and barks strike me as all effects but no real substance.) As for the vocal kind of singing, that cornball effort here is what keeps me largely from giving the album 5 stars.
The rest of the band is wonderful, especially Elvin Jones. In fact the duo with Coltrane is my favourite part of the album, like a forerunner of "Interstellar space" with the music stripped down to its bare minimum for maximum intensity, just the breath and the heartbeat.