In danger of missing my post-a-month rule here, but not sure I have anything particularly striking to say right now. Still, as I'm off to Germany for the weekend (from Heathrow Terminal 5 - fingers crossed our luggage will come with us!) first thing tomorrow I thought I should put something up.
So, just a little musical tidbit I spotted that may or may not be of any significance. In John Coltrane's Ascension, Edition 1, just before Elvin Jones' drum solo, there is a bass line that goes something like:
Then, more than twenty years later on Cecil Taylor's piece Involution/Evolution, from the CD Alms/Tiergarten (Spree), recorded in Berlin in 1988 by his European Orchestra, the two bassists (William Parker and Peter Kowald) open with a line resembling:
The two lines struck my ear as similar - possibly even a case of direct influence? It is probably impossible to prove either way, but I'd be interested if anyone has any thoughts.