John Coltrane's final album for Atlantic bookends the exploratory motifs he explores on his Impulse! debut, Africa/Brass,recorded concurrently, with each involving knotty rhythmic shifts and Spanish-derived textures. Bonding with an amazing band that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and an uncredited Eric Dolphy (due to contractual reasons), Coltrane welcomes improvisations and ranging outside conventional parameters, all the while retaining melodic beauty. Yet the biggest attraction on the 1961 effort comes via the double-bass interplay between Art Davis and Reggie Workman, whose back-and-forth exchanges produce heat and cause the leader to up his own game. Mastered from the original master tapes, this dead-quiet 180g 45RPM 2LP set presents each pluck of the acoustic basses with tremendous body and decay. Long overdue for audiophile treatment, Olé Coltrane is ready for its closeup, and how.
A: Olé (Part 1)
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More than ten years playing in Chicago punk bands has ironically taught Zachary "Del" Weinberg one thing: how to write a great pop song. Del, the brains behind Choice Words, constructs catchy, three-chord guitar riffs made interesting by his hammering drums, biting lyrics, and wall-of-sound recording style.
Choice Words’ debut release on Org Music—wittily entitled “...um”—is as much a nod to 1970s Elvis Costello power-pop as to the hard-hitting 90s alternative rock of Superchunk and Superdrag. Recorded at Del’s new home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, “...um” showcases Del’s knack for crafting an earworm of a tune, while at the same time, capturing the raucous energy expected of a punk scene veteran.
Choice Words pays homage to Del’s teenage years, where he grew up in Toledo, Ohio, in the shadow of Detroit’s garage rock revival. Stuffing seven tracks into seventeen minutes, however, “...um” never strays too far from Del’s background as the former drummer of 2010s Chicago DIY punk staples Cloud Mouth and Scoundrel.
2. Want Me Around
3. The Way That You Do
4. I'll Be Careful Too
5. Turn the Other Cheek
6. Talk Myself Out of Love
7. If You Don't Know (Demo)
Release date: 10/7
All songs written, performed, and recorded by Zachary "Del" Weinberg with help from Peter Danielson Murphy on Tracks #1, 2, 4, and 5. Distributed by Org Music 2022.
Ten Views Of Music Life
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Take It Away (CD)
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Atencao!: Novos Sons Do Brasil
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