My favourite jazz reviewer is Scott Yanow. But today I found out that I strongly disagree — for the first time — with one of his reviews.
The review of John Coltrane’s “Live at the Village Vanguard Again!” says:
John Coltrane plays […] with great beauty on “Naima,” but Pharoah Sanders’ ferocious screeching […] largely ruins the almost-sacred ballad.
In my opinion, the contrast between mellow Coltrane’s tones and severe aggressiveness of Sanders brings the colour to the piece which otherwise would be unbearably boring in this format. What do you think?
The album Saturday is over! Here are the albums I have broadcasted. I’ve also have rated them on a scale from 1 to 10. “Partially unlistened” means that I missed some of the songs while the album was playing. I didn’t give a rating for these albums.
All albums played today were fully instrumental, except for Hot Rats, which contained some lyrics.