Tribute to Trane
It has been forty years since John Coltrane passed away. One of the most innovative jazz composers and performers of the twentieth century died in nineteen sixty-seven by the age of forty. During his last ten years John Coltrane revolutionized the way the saxophone is played and introduced new colors of compositional techniques and ideas to the jazz world. For musicians throughout the world John Coltrane's open mindedness towards eastern philosophy, world religion and spirituality has been a inspiration towards the amalgamation of music and life. John Coltrane left a musical light for new generations of musicians to navigate after. "A TRIBUTE TO TRANE" is four musicians from three different countries celebrating John Coltrane's musical and philosophical ideas. The music and life of John Coltrane as seen through the eyes of Morten Ramsboel, bass, Soren Moller, piano, Fredrik Kronkvist, alto saxophone and Antonio Sanchez, drums. The repertoire of this recording consists of John Coltrane's compositions, arrangements of jazz standards related to the John Coltrane Quartet and original compositions based on associations of John Coltrane's life and legacy. With "A TRIBUTE TO TRANE" this new international quartet wishes to celebrate the visionary compositional and philosophical ideas of John Coltrane. This quartet had a fantastic time recording and producing this album. We feel that we through the use of harmonic modality, complex harmony as well as high energy rhythms has succeeded in creating a modern jazz album that pays tribute to one of the finest musicians and composers of all time: John Coltrane.