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Just Plain Trane

This article first appeared at All About Jazz on November 17, 2006. He appeared on a bandstand that was at least two football fields away, at the Randall’s Island Jazz Festival in 1960. I had already heard him on record and read what the reviewers were saying about him, and indeed, what seemed to be emanating from the bandstand on that breezy New York summer night were those infamous “sheets of sound.” He was with Miles’s Kind of Blue sextet: Cannonball, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Paul Chambers and Miles… [ read more ]

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