'An intergalactic jazz journey' with fierce echoes of John Coltrane and Sun Ra
Are you - like us - a fan of John Coltrane and a sucker for good stories? Then this one can count! As a rabid John Coltrane fan, saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/composer/curator/activist/educator Isaiah Collier clearly loves symbolism. For his acclaimed album 'Cosmic Transitions' ('21) he went to the legendary Rudy Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey where just about all the iconic Blue Note, Prestige and Impulse! albums were recorded. Not only did the recordings take place on Coltrane's birthday, but Collier also used the same analogue equipment that was used for the original recording session of 'A Love Supreme'. Coincidence or not. The result sounds amazing. A ***** review in the leading jazz magazine Downbeat was the cherry on the cake. His talent has not gone unnoticed, because Collier has played alongside Chance The Rapper, Waddada Leo Smith III and Junius Paul and is a member of Angel Bat Dawid's band Tha Brothahood.
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