From The Wall Street Journal: Joe Lovano Performs John Coltrane’s ‘Ascension’
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By WILL FRIEDWALD
Friday Nov 11, 2011
“Joe Lovano will perform Coltrane’s ‘Ascension’ in its entirety.
at the Jazz Standard 116 E. 27th St., Nov. 16
Joe Lovano… [is]going to be playing the whole piece on Wednesday with a stellar lineup co-starring fellow saxophonists Donny McCaslin, Sabir Mateen and Vincent Herring, brassmen Jeremy Pelt (a good stand-in for Freddie Hubbard), and the double drum team of Billy Drummond and Matt Wilson…Recorded in June 1965 and released the following year, “Ascension” is one of the albums that defined the 1960s…It’s often described as the record on which Coltrane made his final break with every kind of jazz that he’d been involved with up until then—bebop, modal jazz, his so-called “sheets of sound”—and plunged head first and irrevocably into the icy waters of the avant-garde.”
See Will’s full article here.