Here’s the list of songs played on the last episode of THE ART MOVEMENT – the weekly radio show about arts and culture, where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed, hosted by Matt Micucci. (To listen to the full show, scroll to the bottom of the page.)
LIVING COLOR, “Cult of Personality”
EDDIE CACHON, “My Mind Is Out of Its Mind”
CAKE, “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps”
BOBBY WOMACK, “Across 110th Street”
THE 5TH DIMENSION, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
DOOLEY WILSON, “As Time Goes By”
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “Born to Run”
JOHN COLTRANE, “Alabama”
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Welcome to THE ART MOVEMENT, a radio show that revolves around art and culture, where all art and free thought is allowed. This is a pilot episode for a radio show format, with plenty of music, snippets of interviews about the arts, comedy and chat about current events.
Featured on this episode, Kenny Rogers, McCoy Tyner, Fredrik Gertten, social realism, Norm Macdonald, Coronavirus and more.
In 1960, John Coltrane solidified his status as the most influential saxophone soloist in the world, a role once filled by the great Charlie Parker. That same year, Miles Davis had bought him his first tenor saxophone while they were touring in Europe; before Coltrane took it up, it had rarely graced the jazz listener’s ear.
Coltrane plays it on two of the tracks on My Favorite Things but not on the title track, on which he still favors the alto. Yet, the LP showed the influence of Davis in another way: here, the saxophonist distanced himself from the previous bebop/hard-bop influences of his recordings and experimented with modal jazz.
Modal jazz encouraged soloing by doing without the constraints of chord progressions; it opened up new possibilities for improvisers and for Coltrane to unravel what Ira Gitler called his sheets of sound. While this cut is almost a quarter of an hour long, it doesn’t feel like it: every member of his stellar quartet – McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Steve Davis – was a legend in their own right and together they are able to turn an old and cheesy Broadway tune into something so deep that you could hear the meaning of life in it…