Now that you’ve completed a portion of Ben Ratliff’s book on Coltrane I wanted to post this video about one of the tunes he mentions in chapter 4, Thelonius Monk’s “Straight, No Chaser” from the 1958 Miles Davis record “Milestones.”I’ve uploaded it to UB’s own video service, Panopto.Please let me know if you have any issues.
Here is the Spotify playlist that I reference which includes some of Coltrane’s most important recorded music.Tracks 1-7 are from the period 1958-1960.
1.How would you characterize Coltrane’s style of playing during this period?
2.What is unique about the highlighted solo on “Straight, No Chaser”?
3. Pick a favorite tune from the Spotify playlist.Describe what you like about it.Who is playing on the recording and describe what distinguishes Coltrane’s playing.
The working link with Coltrane lecture is this one