2007_09_05 - Wednesday Notes John Coltrane Naima Live...

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Notes John Coltrane, Naima Live, 1965  (orgasmistic climax) Michael Brecker Naima (soloist – on UTube) “Brecker tries to blow his reality through Naima.  It’s *his* Naima.  The most intimate engagement  with the Naima that came before him.  The most deep embedding inside of him of the tradition.  The most careful playing of what had come before him, freed him to become his own most own  self. Naima is not this static thing – the deepest faithfulness to it is creative engagement with it, playing  it out of the past into the present.  Coltrane:  doing it in community, each one has his place. Thelonius Monk, from iTunes, Round Midnight Listen for:  the way in which each of the instruments are like talking to each other.  They all play  the same tune, but they all play it in a way that is specific to their instrument.  The bass plays the  tune, but in a way that contributes to the overall development of the tune.  The piano plays the  tune, but in a way that contributes to the overall development of the song, the rhythm of the song. The point is:  The playing of the Song!!!  It’s the music that’s the point, not the instruments per se.  Put it presupposes the knowledge of your instrument.  They can push it to its limit.   Theology is an instrument you must play.  It’s not a spectator sport.  But you need to know the 
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