It's a monster lesson to us all but remember that Coltrane himself practised this piece for a whole year until he recorded it.I once spent a few week's on the dot's for it and if you blink your dead.The line's flow amazing,I want to visit the Church of Saint John Coltrane in Philli,in the USA,the reverent there play's tenor to his flock,it look's and sound's mad but what a buzz it would be.I will go before i die,i must.
And, it's half a century old now. Amazing, and still thrilling.
The piano break is proof that he did take the thing out of his mouth occasionally.
The other one from this album I love is Countdown.
Was this really the first time that instead of stating the theme and improvising out, someone started at the other end and narrowed down to the theme?
Blimey! I think I'll give up now! Or stick to smoochy ballads
Did he really tongue all those notes? There's hardly a slur to be seen.
I notice it was in the key of C, or couldn't anybody decide what key it was in?
I think I'll copy down the dots, and give it a play