John Coltrane

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The 10 best jazz albums of 2020
Alongside archive recordings from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, and inventive new releases by Maria Schneider and Carla Bley, 2020 had plenty of spectacular fusions

John Fordham

21, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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John Coltrane: Giant Steps: 60th Anniversary Edition review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
This celebratory reissue includes outtakes that confirm the original’s brilliance and a sense of a jazz genius in transition

John Fordham

18, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Jimmy Cobb obituary
Jazz drummer who continued to perform for half a century after recording Kind of Blue with Miles Davis

John Fordham

28, May, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Alice Coltrane: where to start in her back catalogue
In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. In this instalment, how to navigate the wildly esoteric recordings of influential jazz pioneer Alice Coltrane

Jennifer Lucy Allan

26, Mar, 2020 @1:40 PM

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John Coltrane Quartet: Blue World review – fascinating lost sessions

Dave Gelly

06, Oct, 2019 @4:30 AM

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John Coltrane: Blue World review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Commissioned for a film soundtrack, these tracks and takes were not intended for release, but they show a group at the height of its powers

John Fordham

27, Sep, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Miles Davis's 20 greatest albums – ranked!
With his lost 1985 album Rubberband out in September, and the 50th anniversary of In a Silent Way – released this week – we count down the jazz icon’s finest moments

John Fordham

01, Aug, 2019 @12:30 PM

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Full scream ahead: John Coltrane’s Both Directions at Once
This newly unearthed session from 1963 captures the intensity of Coltrane’s great quartet and hints at the boundary-stretching brilliance to come

Geoff Dyer

07, Jul, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Jazz album of the month – John Coltrane: Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
A previously lost 1963 session eavesdrops on a day in the life of the spiritually and musically searching sax genius

John Fordham

29, Jun, 2018 @7:30 AM

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Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth review – passionate sounds of the gathering storm | Alexis Petridis album of the week
The statuesque US saxophonist has found his time and it is now: this excellent album connects current politics with the music of the past to create a new vision

Alexis Petridis

21, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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'A new room in the Great Pyramid': lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered
An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered 55 years after its recording

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jun, 2018 @4:00 AM

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Musical bliss: the London jazz festival pays tribute to Alice and John Coltrane
Ten years after her death, the LJF climaxed with concerts recreating the ecstatic devotional music heard in Alice Coltrane’s ashram, and the cosmic free jazz of her saxophonist husband

John Lewis

19, Nov, 2017 @3:48 PM

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