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5 Responses to “LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS / “Acknowledgement””

rich Says:
May 27th, 2007 at 4:40 am

Much as I love the original track and the performer, I think I am still with Mtume on the bassline thing, ultimately its a jazz thing, however, transcendent. I still love hearing someone state their case for a ‘best of all time’ though. Same goes for the spiritual impact – Marley’s Redemption Song always rang true for me, while I wonder how many pacifists were borne from gazing at Picasso’s Guernica, Given so much art, ultimately its all subjective. Having said that, maybe I need to give the bagpipe track another listen…

Ejam Says:
May 27th, 2007 at 6:42 am

wynton is a wonderfull music
at the upcoming north sea jazzfestival he is the ARTIST IN RESIDENCE


Ejam Says:
May 27th, 2007 at 6:45 am

i forgot to mention /write the link of the north sea jazz festival

chris defendorf Says:
May 27th, 2007 at 11:27 am

as a bass player, i wish to say that I understood completely what you were saying when you wrote about the bass line being famous.

what you’re really talking about isn’t necessarily the bass line, because although the bass does play that figure, it’s really the transposed riff that makes it so memorable when trane plays it through the keys.

i think maybe we’re from a different generation. i probably was first touched by this bassline by hearing Sting endlessly paraphrase it. Nearly every bass line he plays has “it” in it.


But yeah, I like Branford Marsalis’ version. Sonically, you might say that it doesn’t give one a compelling reason not to listen to JC’s instead. However, I like it because it is sonically similar.

Alice Coltrane’s version is excellent. It was on the RED HOT AND COOL CD which is excellent. Have you heard that? there are several songs based on Oliver Nelson’s “Stolen Moments” and “A Love Supreme”.

as far as whether this bass line is recognizable, let’s just say that if I was playing with a rock group, pretty much no one recognize it. The few that did recognize it would be hypnotized with a big grin on their faces.

if I was playing it with a jazz group, still, there’s not a lot of sophistication in most Jazz audiences.. a lot of people just go to jazz shows to dance or because they like the overall sound, but can’t even recognize form or melody in jazz tunes.

Of course, if you had the right player (such as the spirit of the angel known as John Coltrane appearing on stage beside me), damn right if I wouldn’t play this bass line and everyone would know that we were about to explore this piece.

Much love!

and the Wynton is good.

For those of you who are reading this who never add comments, there is a 4 letter code you have to read and type in to prevent spammers. and it’s always something musical or good.

in this case, the word I get to type in is LOVE.

How appropriate. PEace.

Berry Says:
May 29th, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Love Supreme is probably my favorite if not my favorite jazz song. Funny thing is that my appreciation for jazz came from an unlikely source. I was a huge Spike Lee fan back in the early days and as you know he uses jazz whenever possible on his soundtracks. So I think a whole other generation that was previously exposed to mostly R&B, gospel, disco and hip hop were reintroduced to jazz. It is a fascinating musical form. I have a boyfriend who had no love for jazz eventually learn to understand it. He’s not a jazz listener but he can appreciate the art form.

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