Everything is Terrible
2017-10-12 09:46:00-04:00 in mus

Olé Coltrane is a classic jazz album comprising four tracks. The first, Olé, is a samba-derived longform piece driven by a syncopated piano vamp. While the title and some of the piano harmonies call out Spain, the energy of the piece is definitely Afro-caribbean. The bass has an interesting, growling and clicking arco section in the bridge. Dahomey Dance is much cooler, with a swung 4/4 beat. The two-bass format allows for some interesting back and forth on the low part of the register, which unfortunately the horns sometimes get in the way of. Aisha is a lovely downtempo ballad. The horns trade lyrical lines over a restrained piano and bass.