Not much time to write today, so just a brief entry. Been listening to 2 albums today with very different styles. John Coltrane's 'Impressions' was one of the first he recorded for the Impulse! label and features his most of his eary 60's quartet (Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Reggie Workman in place of Jimmy Garrison) on some of the tracks. The title track is particularly good, an extended improvisation with lots of exploration by JC. You can really feel him pushing the boundaries as he plays. The drumming on that track is mind-blowing, really wild but yet rhythmic and propulsive at the same time. I'm not sure if it's Elvin or Roy Haynes, will check and report back later!
The other album is the Esbjorn Svensson Trio's 'Seven Days of Falling' which is much more laid back in it's approach, but the performances are no less committed. Very nice. I'll say more about both later, but to keep this the 'daily' jazz i thought i'd better post something!