Episode 3 - Chronic Blues
John Coltrane was a titan of jazz whose contributions to music still leave us wonderstruck every time we listen. In this episode we dip our toe into an earlier tune off of his first album as a bandleader, Chronic Blues (1957). We break down the 12-Bar Blues form and how this song utilizes it in a unique way, alluding to Coltrane’s personal struggles and stylings as a musician at this time in his life. Andres switches over to the Baritone Sax to create the more raw and aggressive sound that characterizes the feel of the main riff and solo sections.