PDX Jazz Presents "The Spirit of Coltrane"
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Alberta Abbey (map)
126 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OREGON 97211
The PDX Jazz Fall season finale falls on December 9, the historic date of the 1964 Love Supreme recording, Coltrane’s breakthrough masterpiece drawn from his inspirational interests in the Bhagavad Gita and Kabbalah texts. This anniversary occasion features Devin Phillips, Darrell Grant, Jon Lakey and Alan Jones on the program titled, From Birmingham to PDX: The Spirit of John Coltrane. This musical exploration of Coltrane’s powerful compositions influenced by his secular spirit is set in the former Baptist Church Sanctuary of the Alberta Abbey in Portland’s historic jazz neighborhood.
Coltrane’s heart-rending composition, Alabama, was composed in response to the tragic act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church there on Sunday, September 15, 1963. Other highlighted songs will include: Dear Lord, Welcome, Dearly Beloved, Reverend King, Spiritual and the Love Supreme Suite.