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greatest drummer ever, this record was a high point which set the direction and
tone for young tenor players. It was the new way.
That was a classic and pivitol recording for me, and the music was so intense
and played so hard that I was just floored. A completely modern style - you
could feel the intensity in that record.
record is an example of the next generation of Coltrane fanatics, and the
legacy lives on.
It's a good record. I always
get, "It's a great record, etc." It was always very stimulating to play with
Elvin. It was the first live thing we did, and I felt generally good about the
Referring to patterns that Trane had
worked out, Steve and David's lines were so great. An important
The "Live At The Lighthouse" date was
one of the most exciting nights of my musical life. The energy and enthusiasm
of a working band consisting of three young musicians with one of the greatest
masters of all time was for all of us a once in a lifetime event that we will
That quartet was such a strong
beautiful focus as a collective ensemble that it gave me a lot of direction at
that time. The way that those four cats played together was very compositional
with beautiful interplay, and the weight of the energy was equal in the
One of the consummate saxophone
recordings. Ground-breaking on so many levels; the way the musicians related,
the openness of the music. Great record.
Jones' classic "Live at the Lighthouse" recordings have provided a generation
of jazz musicians (myself definitely included) with tremendous inspiration and
material for study. Liebman and Grossman raised the bar for what could be
accomplished on the saxophone after assimilating the musical language of John
Coltrane, and Elvin Jones was at the absolute peak of his powers. The joy these
four musicians must have shared playing together still jumps out of the
speakers at you, and it remains a shining example of jazz at its most vital.
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