Thank You, John! Our Tribute to John Coltrane

Thank You, John! Our Tribute to John Coltrane

by Arkadia Jazz All-Stars


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Thank You, John! Our Tribute to John Coltrane

By starting a tradition of recording tribute albums to revered figures of the past -- beginning with this album dedicated to John Coltrane -- Arkadia was merely following an industry-wide trend in the 1990s. But this is a distinguished tribute, for Arkadia relies solely upon its fairly impressive roster of artists - including veterans like Benny Golson, David Liebman, Claudio Roditi and Billy Taylor, along with younger artists like Ted Rosenthal and the hip-hop band Red Time. All take on tunes that Coltrane wrote or was strongly associated with, and everyone stays pretty much within their idioms. Some typical examples include Liebman's powerful soprano solo on "My Favorite Things," the bossa nova bop stylings of Roditi's Nova Bossa Nova on "Moment's Notice," Taylor's facile Jamal-like treatment of "Naima." While the music-making is always on a high level, we don't hear much in the way of the risk-taking exploration that was at the core of Coltrane's legacy, though Red Time will shock jazz purists with their unsurprisingly reverential rap treatment of "Take the Trane."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/16/1998
Label: Arkadia Jazz
UPC: 0602267000221
catalogNumber: 70002
Rank: 314815

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Arkadia Jazz All-Stars   Primary Artist
Vic Juris   Guitar
Bob Mintzer   Tenor Saxophone
Ted Rosenthal   Piano,Track Performer
Mike LeDonne   Piano
Dan Fox   Trombone
Dwayne Burno   Bass
Joe Ford   Alto Saxophone
Guilherme Franco   Drums
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jamey Haddad   Drums
Chip Jackson   Bass
Steve Johns   Drums
Dean Johnson   Bass
David Liebman   Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
Eddie Monteiro   Accordion,Voices
Claudio Roditi   Trumpet
Billy Taylor   Piano,Track Performer
Ron Vincent   Drums
Tony Marino   Bass
Nova Bossa Nova   Track Performer
Alberto Beserra   Bass
Joe Farnsworth   Drums
Ethan Eubanks   Voices
Mark Zubek   Drums
Tim Luntzel   Bass
Jeff Ellwood   Saxophone
Justin Mullens   Trumpet
Joe Cunningham   Flute,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kent Heckman   Engineer
Bryan Martin   Engineer
Jason Lehning   Producer
Ethan Eubanks   Producer
Bob Karcy   Producer

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