Education

Swing U - The Life of John Coltrane

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Online

https://jazzatlincolncenter.squarespace.com/swing-u

Price

Various class price options

Event Dates

Apr 27, 2021

May 04, 2021

May 11, 2021

May 18, 2021

May 25, 2021

When

7:00pm ET Tuesdays

Jazz at Lincoln Center

INSTRUCTORS: SETON HAWKINS & VICTOR GOINES

Over five weeks, Seton Hawkins and Victor Goines will walk you through the life and genius of John Coltrane, from some of his earliest musical moments through to his later ecstatic spiritual explorations in music!

All classes will be conducted live, and are not archived for future viewing.

Please note that a link to access your nightly classes will be found in the confirmation email you receive with your order. Nightly classes do not stream from this page.

 

PURCHASE BY INDIVIDUAL WEEK • ALL CLASSES 7PM ET

WEEK 1 • APRIL 27 – EARLY LIFE AND FIRST PERFORMANCES   REGISTER

We open our series by exploring Coltrane’s earliest musical memories and checking out some of his first recordings.

WEEK 2 • MAY 4 – MILES DAVIS AND THELONIOUS MONK   REGISTER

Two of Coltrane’s mentors and compatriots—Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk—would prove absolutely pivotal in his musical development and transformation. We’ll explore their musical relationships in tonight’s class.

WEEK 3 • MAY 11 – EARLY SOLO RECORDINGS AND THE BIRTH OF THE CLASSIC QUARTET   REGISTER

As Coltrane’s star begins to rise, his recordings reveal a restless drive to develop and grow as an improviser. We’ll look at Coltrane’s first solo recordings as he slowly builds towards establishing what we now call the Classic Coltrane Quartet

WEEK 4 • MAY 18 – THE CLASSIC COLTRANE QUARTET   REGISTER

John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones formed one of the greatest ensembles the world has ever known in any style of music. We’ll delve into what made this band so extraordinary, and hear from some of their greatest recordings.

WEEK 5 • MAY 25 – COLTRANE’S LATER QUARTET AND EXPLORATIONS   REGISTER

Coltrane’s musical quest led to massive stylistic changes in his playing by 1965, and the composition of his quartet would change drastically during this same year. As we close out our course, we’ll look into some of the ecstatic Free Jazz works of Coltrane’s final years.