distant oceans


Ross McHenry’s debut album “Distant Oceans” brings together six of the worlds foremost musical innovators for the first time on record. The ensemble features one of the most exciting and in demand producers and keyboardists in the world today, Mark de Clive Lowe, the rhythmic foundation of renowned NZ ensemble Electric Wire Hustle, Myele Manzanza, multi-instrumentalist and composer Adam Page and leading Australian instrumentalists Dylan Marshall, Jon Hunt and Luca Spiler.

With a focus on new improvised music inspired by the LA beat scene and the worldwide new jazz movement, this highly original album traverses unique sonic landscapes reimagining the modal jazz movement through the lens of contemporary music production. Imagine John Coltrane meeting the Brainfeeder collective and you’re somewhere close to the sound of Distant Oceans. Get the album on Kudos or Amazon.

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giant steps

giant steps - a film by michael levy

Click here to watch Michal Levy‘s animated short film to John
Coltrane’s masterpiece “Giant Steps”.

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John Coltrane – Giant Steps

jazz files

Tomasz Stanko Quartet – Suspended Variation III

Mark Suozzo – Time Passes Strangely

Gabor Szabo – The Divided City

Zbigniew Namyslowski – KUJAVIAK GOES FUNKY

Louis Armstrong – Body And Soul

John Coltrane – Blue Train

Duke Pearson – Chili Peppers

Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Charlie M

Pharoah Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom

john coltrane tribute mix

I found this “Tribute Mix” on blackclassical, he put together two hours
of the finest John Coltrane material including an japanese interview.



John Coltrane – Equinox

John Coltrane – Blue Train

John Coltrane – Wise One

favourite things

Miles Davis – Mystery

Kenny Burrell – Autumn in New York

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin´

Miles Davis & John Coltrane – So What

Duke Pearson – Beduin

Art Blakey – Ne Chuchote Pas

Milt Jackson – Olinga

Miles Davis – Blue In Green

Donald Byrd – I’m a Fool to Want You

Barney Wilen – Temoins Dans La Ville

members, don’t git weary

Max Roach – Members, Don’t Git Weary

Archie Shepp – Invocation To Mr. Parker

Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yo-Yo

Cannonball Adderley – Walk Tall

Max Roach – Driva’ Man

Miles Davis – Blue Room (Take 2)

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane – Nutty