“I think music is an instrument. It can create the initial thought patterns that can change the thinking of the people.”John Coltrane

This Sunday on the Nightside we celebrate the incredible legacy of John Coltrane.

Summer 1961, it’s a world in massive change including Trane with his immortal quartet. Performing at the Iconic Village Gate, a basement Jazz dive in the heart of Greenwich Village joined by a co-equal legend Eric Dolphy and recorded for Impulse. The music is a palpable mix of optimism and experimentalism, Trane and Dolphy in their natural habitat unheard but not forgotten until NOW…This is the equivalent of finding an unknown Van Gogh in an attic or a Mozart manuscript in a basement.

Simply put THIS IS FIRE!

We will play the lion’s share of the album “Evenings at the Village Gate, John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy” along with several poems about, or for Trane and many of his classic performances as well. Only a handful of musicians have had the pervasive influence of The Saint of Saxophone, John Coltrane.

If you love his music, I know you will be there, but if you are new to the output of a true Jazz Giant

I urge you to join us during the Nightside with Andy O’ on Sunday, September 17 at 9 pm on KUVO JAZZ.

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