Saturday, September 5, 2009

John Coltrane (USA) - Impressions (1963)

Impressionist music, this jazz, sure. I can tell because I see all the nervous, unhappy brushstrokes and composition such as to make one unable to understand which way to listen, from where, what angle, how to position one's ears that grow older and wiser with every note anyway. It's like walking a long long walk, when you have loads of time to think and you inspect the environment thoroughly. At one point all the ground is obviously blue and there are patches of grass on the clouds. At another point you're the blue thing and below you are the deepest depths of the sea of you. Memories afloat as we reflect in images - some we are proud of, some we shun and they eat us up inside. Just like that, madly impressed he gives it his all, but John is still blue after the rain. Maybe some memory-tree he couldn't bring himself to cut down, growing in the middle of the room.

One day he climbs that tree, finds himself lying all tar-stained on the roof, watching the sun go up and down, losing it in-between. 'Cause hey, there are certainties which will never cease to amaze, leaving an everlasting impression of awe.

01. India 14:11
02. Up 'Gainst The Wall 3:17
03. Impressions 14:57
04. After The Rain 4:26
Total playing time 36:51

John Coltrane
Eric Dolphy
McCoy Tyner
Jimmy Garrison
Elvin Jones
Reggie Workman
Roy Haynes

Let me tell you something-

John Coltrane is Claude Monet. (check the comments out)

At 6AM I was sitting in the tenement hallway playing with a big fat cat. How awesome is that? It's a solid-shape communist era building, but let me tell you something else; I don't hear any army choirs lately, for the times they are a-changin'. For better or worse, who knows, but I hear those two go hand in hand.


gamefaced said...

these phrasings of yours comparable to his sounds man. nicely.

cjejons said...

Can't go wrong with Coltrane. Thanks again.

Zmaj said...

1: Thanks, means much.
2: Sure. I'll put some more up, too. Got some awesome crust and grind and all that afterward, naturally.

cjejons said...

Can't go wrong with crust and grind either.

RLS said...


thanks for all your posts, i've been getting a lot of your suggestions! I'd love to get this album but in the mediafire link says:

"This file is currently set to private.

When a file is set to private by its owner only the owner of the file can access it. If you are the owner of the file please log into your account to access this file." Could you please make it accessible again? Thanks

Zmaj said...

I can't do that RLS, sorry. Removed the actual link, too, as having those might be hurtful to the very mediafire account that hosts 'em (as of recent times! bleurghhh...).

However (!), send me an email so I can get back to you. *wink* *wink*

terminal.insanity said...

Where's the Link?