Recorded on 11 / 11/ 66. Is that awesome or what? That's just about 1 month and 50 years ago!
50 years prior to 1966 was...1916. How pressing was the music of 1916 on the collective improvising musical consciousness in 1916? Did they even have music in 1916?
They certainly did have not have music like that of John Coltrane, nor that of Rashid Ali.
David`s love of John Coltrane was something that we bonded over almost immediately. Which John Coltrane CD to play in the car next?
And of course, David (like myself) is also a huge fan of Albert Ayler--we`re going to get to him in a later episode of Jooklo Zappa European Freakabastia Spring 2017.
Isn`t it amazing how well this music kept? And isn`t it amazing that it has taken 50 years before "we" got our minds and ears around this sound? When it first came out, more people than less would have told you that what Coltrane was doing on 11 / 11 / 66 was not music. Well, there sure have been a lot of people trying to play this exact not-music, for the last 50 years.
Maybe it isn`t music--secular music anyway. Maybe it`s gospel music? Those hymns, once established, sure have stood the test of time. Could it be that John Coltrane was the great hymn writer of the modern day? Will any group surpass what you hear in the above video? Does anyone need to surpass what you hear in the above video? Out Coltrane Coltrane as it were? Lord knows there`s no end of people trying.
And maybe that`s not such a bad thing?
Is it better or worse than Elvis impersonators?
Do Elvis impersonators--the really good one--have the same impact upon listeners as the real Elvis did, way back when? This young whipper snapper sure seems to have an effect on Ellen!
Here`s hoping the Jooklo-Zappa Offshoots of Delusion give you the same joy in your European and Scandinavian town, in 2017 (provided there is a 2017)