Friday, May 21, 2004

"The critic and historian Leonard Feather explained Mr. Jones's significance this way: "His main achievement was the creation of what might be called a circle of sound, a continuum in which no beat of the bar was necessarily indicated by any specific accent, yet the overall feeling became a tremendously dynamic and rhythmically important part of the whole group.""(NYTimes | Obituaries | Elvin Jones, Jazz Drummer With Coltrane, Dies at 76 By PETER KEEPNEWS)


:: note :: . . . didn't want to miss this . . . John Coltrane Quartet opened my ear to a completely new dynamic sound . . . it played with my ear the way Jackson Pollack played with my eye and both ultimately played deep in the place of creative consciousness . . . listening to the Quartet was like a love affair which breathes huge freedom into the improvisation called passion . . . layers & layers of complex exploratory meeting . . . the moment Coltrane engaged two drummers the creative tension exploded . . . have really learned to embrace resistence . . . when forces work and I wish to turn away and flee then I recognize now is the time to turn and listen . . . keep playing Elvin . . .