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John Coltrane: After the Rain


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Famously, John Coltrane's liner notes for his definitive work A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1964) were full of praise for the benevolence that's always there "through the storm and after the rain." The (probable) source of that phrase from the previous year is decidedly less famous, but then, it's the kind of calm moment you have to make space to seek out for yourself. No need for his dazzling technicality or free-skronking atonality here, just a simple reminder that the man's crazy explorations always came from (and back to) the heart.

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