[JPL] RE: : jazzproglist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 99

Gregory L Fisher jazzviews at yahoo.com.au
Fri Apr 7 23:25:26 EDT 2006

In response to the : jazzproglist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 99: jazzproglist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 99
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I have aso heard it said that Coltrane tended to intone slightly "flat"
which is what gave much of is playing that "haunted" quality,
particularly on "slower" parts of his music.


Greg Fisher
Jazz Views
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 19:26:53 +0000
From: "Larry Appelbaum" <jumpmonk at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [JPL] Stanley Crouch on Jackie McLean
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
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>Peter Solomon wrote:
>I would suggest A.B. Spellman's book "Four Lives in the Bebop 
>(also includes portraits of Herbie Nichols, Cecil Taylor, and Ornette 
>Coleman) for anyone looking to learn more about Jackie McLean.

The book is back in print with a different title: 

>One thing about McLean that sometimes
>gives me pause is his consistent out-of-tune-ness. I know he 
cultivated it 
>and controlled it, but it can >be a little off-putting. Any thoughts?

As far as intonation goes, Jackie sometimes played sharp. It's part of 
makes his sound so distinctive and recognizable.

Larry Appelbaum
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