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ROVA::Orkestrova: Electric Ascension: An Interpretation of John Coltrane's Ascension

Read "Electric Ascension: An Interpretation of John Coltrane's Ascension" reviewed by John Kelman


When John Coltrane put together five saxophonists, two trumpets, two basses, piano, and drums to record Ascension forty years ago, his decision would polarize the jazz world. To fans of the more traditional forms from which Coltrane emerged, the two versions of the composition--and, as free as it was, it was a composition--represented something akin to ...


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