Armando Chik Corea - the 1970's

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 261:

Recently I put on a tape of the Coltrane quartet in my car and caught the middle of this tune where there was this far-out dialogue between Trane and Elvin Jones. I was thinking, what the hell are they doing? A minute or two later it became clear: They were playing the blues. They had really abstracted the form, but then they landed where it was really coming from. There's something powerful in hearing that grounding come through. It's not possible to understand that very abstract stuff without understanding a basic blues.

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 261. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431349292807 accessed: 21 September, 2021

Listeners

Armando Chik Corea
Pianist
1941-

Listening to

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jazz performance
written by John Coltrane
performed by John Coltrane, Elvin Jones

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 11 May 2015 14:01:32 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:50:44 +0100