Originally Posted by Elvis
Before Interstellar Space there was Meditations
Before that, the classic A Love Supreme
Before that, I suppose My Favourite Things
(the song, more than the whole album) would be an example of Coltrane getting into the Free thing.
...and finally, lest we forget, Live at the Village Vanguard
, which (I believe) falls between ALS and Meditations, chronologically.
Anyway, check them out and hear Coltrane's progression into Freedom
Oh, I think I may have given the wrong impression- Coltrane and I are old friends. With the exception of meditations(which I have acquired within the past week) and Live at the Village Vanguard(which, if it's the one I'm thinking of with his Wife and Pharoah Sanders) that I hadn't gotten because of poor reviews, I'm *extremely* familiar with those. Getting into Coltrane's freer side has been somewhat difficult for me because I'm absolutely in love with his modal side, you see.