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April 25, 2013 / robinswood

Words and Music from the St Peter’s Round Table

Here’s some of the audio from a John Coltrane “round table” held at on Sunday February 10, 2013 at St Peter’s Church in Manhattan, at which I was fortunate to be a participant. With me were Gary Golio and Rudy Gutierrez, creators of a unique book for children titled Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey, and Ike Sturm, music director for the jazz ministry at St Peter’s Church.

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We were particularly pleased to be able to offer some very fine live music to book-end our conversation. An impromptu trio with Chris Dingman on vibes, Lewis Porter on piano, and Ike Sturm on bass served up a series of interpretive covers of some of Coltrane’s tunes, brief portions of which are used to open and close this sixteen minute audio summary of the evening’s proceedings.

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porter_coltraneGary and I were particularly pleased that Lewis Porter was able to join us for the evening, as Lewis’s very fine book John Coltrane: His Life and Music was a great resource to each of us in our own work. Simply put, for anyone wanting to launch into some reading on Coltrane’s life and work I’d highly recommend  Lewis’s book, but maybe with a copy of Spirit Seeker close at hand… not only are Gary’s words good and insightful, but Rudy’s paintings “get” at so many of the key issues in a remarkable way. I also know that both Ike and Chris were delighted to have the opportunity to form that impromptu trio with Lewis, and to soak us in some very, very fine music.

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