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5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS! World music, as in the world's best music - timeless!!, 9 July 2010
This review is from: Kulu Se Mama (Audio CD)
Just about everything John Coltrane played and recorded was fabulous, and this is no exception to that rule.
However, after many years of excellent recordings, in late '64 something happened that lifted Coltrane in to a league, a space, a universe of his own, starting with what many consider to be his masterpiece, 'A Love Supreme'. It was followed by what is undoubtedly the most incredible musical journey ever taken by man: Within the space of a year he recorded the albums 'The John Coltrane Quartet Plays' (I guess with so many albums, they couldn't think of a better title), 'Transition', 'Kulu Se Mama', 'Ascension', 'Meditations', 'Sun Ship', 'OM' and 'Selflessness', a group of albums that changed music forever (the jazz-world still is chewing on that albatross around its neck - and has not been able to surpass it - but what a beautiful albatross it is!).

At the time of recording KSM, Trane was breaking out of the quartet format, adding new elements to his group, that would allow him more freedom. The release has three tracks: 'Vigil' is a duo with Elvin Jones (dr), a beautifully dynamic conversation piece that sometimes sounds like a battle (with both parties on the same side, mind you - Coltrane's music is above all else about peace), followed by one of the later Coltrane's most lyrical pieces, 'Welcome' (Carlos Santana would play a beautiful version of this on his homonymous '73 album - one of his best..).
The title track is the maverick here. It features, together with THE quartet, the first appearance of Phroah(sic) Sanders (with whom he would play for the rest - two years - of his all-too-short life), Donald Garrett on base clarinet, Frank Buttler on extra drums and Juno Lewis on percussion and vocals. It's kind of a group-improvisational voyage through the history of afro-american music, unbelievably strong and deep!

If you think later Coltrane is too 'far out' for you, try this - you'll like it, and it might just whet your appetite for more music from this incredible year.
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