Jimmy Cob - mid 20th Century

from Jazz Anecdotes, pages 324-5:

 Coltrane would play all night, and come off in the intermission and go somewhere and play - stand in the corner or something. You know, Miles had to make him stop, because he would play an hour solo himself, and we were only supposed to be on the stand for forty minutes or something. He had incredible chops - he couldn't stop. Miles used to say, “Man, look, why don't you play twenty-seven choruses instead of twenty-eight?” Coltrane would say, “I get involved in this thing and I don't know how to stop.”


cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 324-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449153187191 accessed: 17 June, 2024


Listening to

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jazz tenor saxophone music performed by John Coltrane

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:33:07 +0000
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:26:30 +0100