Monthly Archives: August 2015

John Coltrane

“John Coltrane” is a tribute to the late sax master by bassist Bill Lee (father of filmmaker Spike Lee).  It appears on Clifford Jordan’s 1973 double album Glass Bead Games, released on the Strata East label.  I hadn’t listened to the record in years until a reader recently reminded me how good it is.  It features swinging and funky compositions by everyone involved, plus soulful playing by Clifford, who channels Trane on this track while retaining his unique voice.

John Coltrane

John Coltrane