Monday, March 30, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Ma's reaction to her 75th birthday present - cut pearl earrings - she'd unusually left her earrings off by mistake coming to her party in Chandler's Cross, Herts. (The Grove) where the England football team's coach was in the car park, so Harry Kane was in the building somewhere

Sunday breakfast out (Golder's Green) with The Week

D discovering old school hiphop

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Lunch with Jack Hazan at El Parador

Reading An Inspector Calls in the garden late on a sunny spring afternoon - and discussing it with D after

Tidying up my bookshelves and making space

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Walking to and laughing over dinner with the Enfants Terribles at Nahling

Coffee & chat with Martin Bright at Amici including tales of the Mitfords

Watching the beginning of Apocalypse Now with N

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Up on the Roof - a return visit to Beautiful with N

Getting a vinyl copy of A Love Supreme at Honest Jon's in Portobello Road

Reading a mystery (The Cambridge Theorem) by the Grand Union Canal in Kensal Green

Monday, March 09, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Driving beside a silver-grey Aston Martin DB6 at the foot of Highgate Hill northside

Sunset jog in St Pancras & Islington

Talking photography with D - got each of us three a new SD card for the G1

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Music and other chat with Des Shaw at The Vine

Mayo & Kermode podcast while jogging in St Pancras & Islington

Listening to In A Silent Way

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment Entry

Protesting outside the Town Hall to save our library

Meeting with Rick Edwards about election/politics - he sent a message of support during the protest

Book group at Paul's - The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Today's Happiness Experiment Entry

The positive reaction to my unplanned talk on Don't Stop the Music at TV or Not TV at Somerset House

Reading about A Love Supreme in the sunshine

Listening to John Coltrane

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Love Supreme

recorded 9 Dec 1964 - Feb 65 released
New Jersey
  • Elvin Jones
  • Jimmy Garrison
  • McCoy Tyner
the vocal chant "A Love Supreme", sung by Coltrane (accompanying himself via overdubs)
An alternative version of "Acknowledgement" was recorded the next day on December 10. This version, which included tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp and bassist Art Davis, did not feature Coltrane chanting "a love supreme" 
The only live performance of the "Love Supreme" suite was on July 26, 1965 at the Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, France

Played at Gaumont State, Kilburn - Coltrane played there in 1961

1964-04-27, 1964-06-01 recorded Crescent  (1964)

1965-02-18, 1965-05-17 recorded The John Coltrane Quartet Plays  live (1965)

1965-05-26, 1965-06-10 recorded Transition (1970)
1965-06-10, 1965-06-16, 1965-10-14 recorded Kulu Sé Mama (1967)


recorded New York City on March 2 and April 22, 1959 ("All Blues" and "Flamenco Sketches") - released on August 17, 1959

Davis had only given the band sketches of scales and melody lines on which to improvise -  Once the musicians were assembled, Davis gave brief instructions for each piece
many scholars and fans believe that Bill Evans wrote part or the whole of "Blue in Green" and "Flamenco Sketches"
Producer Quincy Jones, one of Davis' longtime friends, wrote: "That [Kind of Blue] will always be my music, man. I play Kind of Blue every day—it's my orange juice."
Evans and Chambers played on the sessions for The Blues and the Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson in 1961

MilestonesRecorded: April 2, 1958 – April 3, 1958
1958 MilesRecorded: May 26, 1958
Someday my princeRecorded: March 7, 1961 – March 21, 1961