As John Coltrane moved from music rich in chordal complexity to a newer, freer form of modality–in which melodic and rhythmic freedom came to the fore–some critics couldn't make the imaginative leap. But no one could ever question Coltrane's superb musicianship. This all-star session isn't merely an aesthetic bone to these critics, but a superb example of two masters blowing relaxed and free over a tight, intuitive rhythm section. There's Jackson's Modern Jazz Quartet collaborator Connie Kay on drums, master of understated swing; the elegant, eternally tasteful Hank Jones on piano; and Mr. P.C., Paul Chambers, one of the fathers of modern bass playing.
This book is divided into 100 lessons, and every lesson has three units: ”Dialogue”, “Vocabulary”, and “Grammar and Sentence Patterns”. The content from “Dialogue” is distilled from daily lives, and is practicability-oriented. The materials range from self-introduction, communication, travel, and Chinese festivals. Important and frequently used words and phrases are fully elaborated in “Vocabulary”. Students not only can understand the stroke order of the listed words, but also the phrases derived from those words. In “Grammar and Sentence Patterns”, we hope the students can agilely apply the glossary they have learned and use Chinese fluently and naturally in daily lives.
A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".