Ran Blake & Steve Lacy – The Man I Love (1991)

George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love” rendered in unique fashion by pianist Ran Blake and soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy. The track is from 1991’s “That Certain Feeling”, an entire album of Gershwin tunes released on the Hat Hut label. Continue reading Ran Blake & Steve Lacy – The Man I Love (1991)

John Coltrane Quartet – What’s New? (1962)

From the album Ballads by John Coltrane, Recorded 1961 and 1962. Critic Gene Lees stated that the quartet had never played the tunes before. “They arrived with music-store sheet music of the songs” and just before the recordings, they “would discuss each tune, write out copies of the changes they’d use, semi-rehearse for a half hour and then do it”. Each piece was recorded in one take, … Continue reading John Coltrane Quartet – What’s New? (1962)