Evenings At The Village Gate: John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy (Live)

Evenings At The Village Gate

Evenings At The Village Gate

John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy (Live)

14.07.2023
Avantgarde Jazz Modern Jazz Modal Jazz

John Coltrane – soprano saxophone
Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Elvin Jones – drums
McCoy Tyner – piano
Reggie Workman – double bass, liner notes

In der DownBeat-Ausgabe vom 23. November 1961 schrieb ein entsetzter Kritiker damals: “Im Renaissance Club in Hollywood hörte ich kürzlich eine erschreckende Demonstration dessen, was ein wachsender Anti-Jazz-Trend zu sein scheint, der von diesen führenden Vertretern [gemeint waren Coltrane und Dolphy] dessen, was als Avantgarde-Musik bezeichnet wird, exemplifiziert wird. […] Ich hörte, wie eine gute Rhythmusgruppe… hinter den nihilistischen Übungen der beiden Bläser verschwand… Coltrane und Dolphy scheinen darauf aus zu sein, den [Swing]… absichtlich zu zerstören. Sie scheinen es darauf anzulegen, einen anarchistischen Kurs in ihrer Musik zu verfolgen, den man nur als Anti-Jazz bezeichnen kann.” JazzEcho

In the November 23, 1961 issue of DownBeat, a horrified critic wrote at the time, “At the Renaissance Club in Hollywood recently I heard a startling demonstration of what seems to be a growing anti-jazz trend exemplified by these leading exponents [meaning Coltrane and Dolphy] of what is called avant-garde music. […] I heard a good rhythm section… disappear behind the nihilistic exercises of the two wind players… Coltrane and Dolphy seem bent on deliberately destroying [swing]…. They seem intent on pursuing an anarchistic course in their music that can only be called anti-jazz.”

Evenings At The Village Gate

Reviewed by: Mike Jurkovic [Allaboutjazz]

Martin Laurentius [Jazzthing]

Nate Chinen [NPR]

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Evenings At The Village Gate: John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy (Live)

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