A tribute to John Coltrane
This afternoon, the guitar duo Astrup/Strøm celebrates one of their favourite composers and musicians, the American tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967).
John Coltrane is especially known for his collaboration with Miles Davis and his own legendary quartet before moving into spiritual free jazz a few years before his death.
His compositions range from the wild, mechanical, complex to the beautiful, vulnerable and inexplicable.
Jakob Astrup and Claus Strøm have played together for a number of years, first as student/teacher and since as equal "partners in crime".
They lovingly take on both more and less well-known compositions of Coltrane's catalogue and round off the entire concert by each contributing with an original tune inspired by the musician.
Claus Strøm and Jakob Astrup (g)