John Coltrane on “Oleo”

This one takes me right back to my first year at music college. I don’t think there would have been a better way to start off that phase of my musical development than four chorus’ of Coltrane on a rhythm changes: even today, there’s a lot of gifts I’ve left unclaimed. For me, studying howContinue reading “John Coltrane on “Oleo””

Sonny Rollins on "St. Thomas"

Today marks sixty years since saxophonist, Sonny Rollins stepped into Van Gelder Studios and recorded arguably some of his most iconic solos: many of which I’m confident most jazz musicians on the planet could sing at least the first chorus of. Saxophone Colossus, was released later in the year by Prestige Records and received criticalContinue reading “Sonny Rollins on "St. Thomas"”