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Song of Praise

by John Sinclair and His Blues Scholars

Capturing the revelatory moments of John Coltrane in verse and spoken word performances, this album encompasses the energy and excitement that was 60s jazz music shaping and changing the way people thought about music.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. "Spiritual"
2:24 $0.99
2. "Welcome with Introduction"
3:58 $0.99
3. "Homage To John Coltrane"
6:51 $0.99
4. "Blues to Elvin"
4:01 $0.99
5. "Some Other Blues"
1:14 $0.99
6. "Like Sonny"
2:07 $0.99
7. "The Drum Thing"
1:08 $0.99
8. "Blues to You"
6:23 $0.99
9. "Spiritual"
4:34 $0.99
10. "Consequences"
6:44 $0.99
11. "I Talk With the Spirits"
4:35 $0.99
12. "Spiritual"
5:19 $0.99
13. "Consequences"
4:50 $0.99
14. "Blues to You"
3:27 $0.99
15. "I Talk with the Spirits"
4:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
Finally, John Sinclair's legendary performances and tributes to John Coltrane are available together in this collection; Sinclair has long been on the scene recording the history and extolling the beauties of these life changing moments in music. The entire suite HOMAGE TO JOHN COLTRANE was first performed by John Sinclair's newly-formed Blues Scholars—Michael Ray, trumpet; Richard Theodore (Harry Lenz), alto sax & bass clarinet; Nick Sanzenbach, tenor sax; Phil deVille, guitar; Lucky Joe Drake, bass; Michael Voelker, drums—at Kaldi's Coffeehouse in September 1994 in conjunction with John Coltrane's Sept 23 birthday. The moon was full that night and the DAT recording by Keith Keller became Sinclair's first album, FULL MOON NIGHT, on Alive/Total Energy Records in Los Angeles. The first version of "I Talk with the Spirits" is from Sinclair's second Alive album, FULL CIRCLE, recorded in Los Angeles in 1996 with Wayne Kramer, guitar; Charles Moore, trumpet; Ralph "Buzzy" Jones, tenor & alto sax; Craig Stewart, alto sax; Paul Ill, bass; Brock Avery, drums, and the shortened suite HOMAGE TO JOHN COLTRANE—spiritual, consequences, blues to you, i talk with the spirits—is from a live broadcast on KXLU-FM in Los Angeles in August 1997 with the same band less Craig Stewart and with Michael Voelker in place of Brock Avery, issued on Sinclair's 2000 album UNDERGROUND ISSUES. The opening reading of "spiritual" is a duet with Marion Brown, alto sax, recorded by Mark Bingham at the Louisiana Music Factory in February 1993, first issued on the 2nd number of the WWOZ ON CD series in 1994. Available as well is the companion book, SONG OF PRAISE Homage To John Coltrane by John Sinclair, which contains poems, reviews and further tributes to the legendary performer: John Coltrane.



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