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John Coltrane — Theme For Ernie
Album: Soultrane
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 1431









Released: 1958
Length: 4:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 hbs47 wrote:
Somnambulistic. Tuneless noodling.
 
Apparently, Jazz is not your thing.  Perhaps one day you will become enlightened to the joy that awaits. 
 Proclivities wrote:
 kingart wrote:
8 > 9. 
That is a divine sax.  
Who is Ernie?  Ernest Borgnine of course! JK

Ernest Borgnine
 

 kingart wrote:
8 > 9. 
That is a divine sax.  
Who is Ernie?  
Ernest Borgnine
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
This makes me want to go have brunch somewhere.

 
Let's go. I'll treat.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Staring out the window at the falling snow. I need a bourbon. 
 
get the glasses out, Grammarcop!  While the weather is chilly in Seattle, it's the good cold when the sun's out and snow would happen if it were warmer....great PNW for you....still I'll take my scotch neat if you're pouring...Long Live RP!!
This is nice.
Smoother than glass and as delicious as good whiskey. 
 hbs47 wrote:
Somnambulistic. Tuneless noodling.
 
Strongly disagree.
Staring out the window at the falling snow. I need a bourbon. 
Somnambulistic. Tuneless noodling.
PURE GENIUS!      

"That right there is why you're sleepy"
—Co-worker, after I complained that the coffee isn't working.
I bet Bert feels left out
 easmann wrote:

"Theme for Ernie (was) composed by Philadelphian Freddie Lacey after the sudden death of alto (sax) man Ernie Henry in 1957 (Heroin overdose, age 31)."

— Volume 36: Bebop and Beyond
 Wikipedia: Ernie Henry

 
Thanks easmann for that PDF and for who Ernie was. I've never heard of Fred Lacey, and googling doesn't turn up much so far...  
 Cynaera wrote:
Mmmmm - this is perfect for a humid, sultry afternoon, with a light rain coming down and a mint julep or margarita. A veranda with a porch swing, and all the flowers in bloom, and the wysteria draping down. Yum.

 
Oh yeah!
Back in the 80's there was a multi storied Tower Records store located in the Foggy Bottom / George Washington University neighborhood of Washington, DC.  I'd browse there all the time but absolutely LOVED loitering upstairs in their extensive jazz record section where there'd always be some wonderful Blue Note or other such label of record playing. I'd just stand there listening for an hour or more basking in the sound of the greats. Great store, great memories. D.C. had so many great record stores back in the day...Penguin, Kemp Mill, Olssons, Takoma, *sigh*
Amazing. Although I would have never guessed it was Trane. Way to normal for him.
 Sex, and then brunch somewhere.

mrselfdestruct wrote:
This makes me want to go have brunch somewhere.

 


This makes me want to go have brunch somewhere.
I go back and forth with him: when is he better...on tenor or soprano?

I get high on his solos on Kind of Blue....but his version of "Favorite Things" on soprano is just way too trippy. I swerve off the road and end up in a new time zone, when I drive and hear that song.    

And how do you forget the piano man, McCoy T?  

 
 LowPhreak wrote:
Because this isn't a country channel, and 98% of country sucks.
 
Is that a ballpark figure?
Where have they been hiding this? And why?

There's a serious problem in personnel.
 zunismyst wrote:

and not to forget: Bill Evans
 

 
Hear, hear!!
 zunismyst wrote:
They are Giants, Coltrane and Miles Davis. Classic Jazz at it's best

 
and not to forget: Bill Evans
 
 ai63 wrote:
That IS a beautiful piece of music!

 
Absolutely! {#Clap}
Just about anything Coltrane gets a 10 by me. But then again, I might be prejudiced.
That IS a beautiful piece of music!
Beautiful.
More Jazz please!!
They are Giants, Coltrane and Miles Davis. Classic Jazz at it's best
Absolutely spectacular and scrumptious, indeed! 
Exquisite!
Smooth and relaxing..I recall my Father exposing me to this splendor at a very young age.
this reminds me that RP should get some Bill Evans on the playlist
only one of Evans' is in the vault 
 ShoreGirl wrote:
Not in the morning please!!!  I am at work and this song is putting me to sleep!  {#Hand}

 
Same here.{#Sleep}
 kingart wrote:
8 > 9. 
That is a divine sax.  
Who is Ernie?  
 
"Theme for Ernie (was) composed by Philadelphian Freddie Lacey after the sudden death of alto (sax) man Ernie Henry in 1957 (Heroin overdose, age 31)."

— Volume 36: Bebop and Beyond
 Wikipedia: Ernie Henry
Amazing recording

sounds like he is in house on my kit 
That is some sweet, sweet jazz right there.
This sounds like it's based on "I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons)". It makes sense. He'd know that song from Nat King Cole's version from a decade before.
thanx Bill
Thankyou for that...any chance of some Albert Collins please, pretty please... "if trouble was money" will do  {#Bananajam}
Anything coltrain,  Parker, rollins or cannon ball adderly    note spelling is probably misspelled no offence intended.
It's not the morning for me! Late afternoon on Boxing Day (which is my Christmas day, as I was working yesterday!) 
Perfect for a relaxing late afternoon in winter.  
Not in the morning please!!!  I am at work and this song is putting me to sleep!  {#Hand}
Thanks Billy!

I think he was the goofy looking one from 'My Three Sons'. Or not.

I recently heard a quote Cole made about his style.  "It's liked starting a sentence in the middle and playing to the beginning and the end at the same time".

 

kingart wrote:

8 > 9. 
That is a divine sax.  
Who is Ernie?  

 

I was in 8th grade when this was released. I enjoyed John Coltrane then, and even more so today.
 kingart wrote:
8 > 9. 
That is a divine sax.  
Who is Ernie?  

 
Ernie from Sesame Street :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg5R3dRmPAQ
 soundlife wrote:
Food for soul!! Thank you!
 
yes                    yes, so nice
8 > 9. 
That is a divine sax.  
Who is Ernie?  
Always love me some 'Trane... {#Music}
 burdell wrote:
Please create a Jazz Paradise for stuff like this. I'm sure it's great, but not everyone wants to hear it, BTW, I'm curious, why play jazz but not country?

 
"Not everyone wants to hear" any one music of any genre; no matter what artist or genre Bill plays there will be those who dislike it.  Given that this song's rating is presently at 7.9, one could guess the a majority of listeners here "want to hear" songs like this. By the way, there is plenty of country music played here (well, depending on one's definition of "country").
Love the way RP mixes it up.  While other places celebrate sub-dividing music by genre; RP gives us the holistic auditory experience and I just dig the way jazz is sprinkled in.

— Will (entertainscape.com)
 burdell wrote:
Please create a Jazz Paradise for stuff like this. I'm sure it's great, but not everyone wants to hear it, BTW, I'm curious, why play jazz but not country?

 
Because this isn't a country channel, and 98% of country sucks.
 burdell wrote:
Please create a Jazz Paradise for stuff like this. I'm sure it's great, but not everyone wants to hear it, BTW, I'm curious, why play jazz but not country?

 
I figured SOMEBODY would find a reason to complain about this PERFECT ballad.

"ECLECTIC".
Godlike:)

is there a smoother sax?


For Ernie Banks?
1/31/1931 - 1/23/2015
 kingart wrote:
The Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church

https://www.coltranechurch.org/

His fans here on RP can all be honorary members. 
 

 

Thanks for the Link kingart some wonderful photos there....
{#Meditate} Perfect Tax Prep music :)  Thanks Bill!!!
 burdell wrote:
Please create a Jazz Paradise for stuff like this. I'm sure it's great, but not everyone wants to hear it, BTW, I'm curious, why play jazz but not country?

 

Lyle Lovett, Hank Williams, Alison Krauss, The Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson for instance?  


  recline and let it flow.. {#Music}
Forever reminds me of my 1st couple months on the Noto Peninsula, in Ishikawa, Japan, where I went to run a branch of a private English school. It was the rainy season; May& June of '93 were cold and clammy. Trane was always on the stereo...the sake flowed!
The Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church

https://www.coltranechurch.org/

His fans here on RP can all be honorary members. 
 
bump

Cynaera wrote:
Mmmmm - this is perfect for a humid, sultry afternoon, with a light rain coming down and a mint julep or margarita. A veranda with a porch swing, and all the flowers in bloom, and the wysteria draping down. Yum.

 


Dang, but Trane does take my breath away.
Refreshing {#Cool}
Sultry
Trane
 
aaahhh, tasty
Please create a Jazz Paradise for stuff like this. I'm sure it's great, but not everyone wants to hear it, BTW, I'm curious, why play jazz but not country?
Damn.  That's SEXY. 

Where's the dimmer for these lights, yo? 
And where's my Hoochie Coochie mama?
I'm ready for some sloooow dancin!
yes just set my Sat morning back about 30 min, cause thats how long it will take to recover, better for Sun. morning in my opinion, oh yeah someone did ask, didnt they?
Zepplin......Duvekot........Coltrane?

Pleasing tunes all, but definite case of segue manslaughter. {#Skull}

Theme for Ernie brought my morning run to a screeching halt - literarily. Cued up my faithful iPhone iTunes for a few minutes, then came back to RP trusting that the audio faux pas incident was only an isolated freak of euphonious malfeasance.....{#Music}

It was...{#Bounce}
Sublime {#Good-vibes} but still only two tracks in the library Bill?  More Coltrane please.
need coffee, or something stronger, to wake me back up.
Ahhhh....such a relief after the horrible Mumford & Sons....!
Coltrane is just so good.
Snark Snark ok that was fun 
On_The_Beach wrote:
ErnieSax.png
 


Thanks. 

calypsus_1 wrote:

A Love Supreme  by Feuillu
Pierre Metivier
https://www.flickr.com/photos/feuilllu/

In memoriam of John Coltrane who died exactly 40 years ago, July 17, 1967.

I can't describe with words the influence his music has had, is having and will have on me. A magic drug on my brain and/or soul. He's gone but his music will stay forever (pretty dull thing to say, heard many times but in his case, it is so true) 

Merci Mr Coltrane.


 


Food for soul!! Thank you!
ErnieSax.png

This is so perfect for the rain coming down outside...
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I prefer "Samba for Bert", but this is nice too
 

Booooooooooo.  {#Naughty}

({#Biggrin})
I prefer "Samba for Bert", but this is nice too
Thanks, RP. This is superb. 
Damn! Was going to put a 7, just because I've never heard this before and though I like it, but it doesn't feel right to give a new song to me an 8. But that dropped the 8 average down to 7.9! I HAVE SO MUCH POWER!!!

But it can't be 7.9. It must be 8. 

Edit: And now I see that someone has completely taken away my great powers by ranking the song so low that I can do nothing to boost it above 7.9. Thanks, heathen.
Coltrane was a smooth as silk. And I don't mean that bilge that passes for "smooth jazz" on the cookie cutter radio stations.
 lwilkinson wrote:
.................... from  a more elegant and dignified time in America ................
 
Oh yeah, very elegant and dignified time in America.  If you were white, male, straight and had a good job or your daddy's money.

Wow! Excellent vibe. From a time when every note in the piano chord in the background was VERY important. Well Done!! Oh yeah, Sax was great too! LOL.

A Love Supreme  by Feuillu
Pierre Metivier
https://www.flickr.com/photos/feuilllu/

In memoriam of John Coltrane who died exactly 40 years ago, July 17, 1967.

I can't describe with words the influence his music has had, is having and will have on me. A magic drug on my brain and/or soul. He's gone but his music will stay forever (pretty dull thing to say, heard many times but in his case, it is so true) 

Merci Mr Coltrane.




Ha! Where the hell are you? Perhaps the alcohol is the missing ingredient.
Mmmmm - this is perfect for a humid, sultry afternoon, with a light rain coming down and a mint julep or margarita. A veranda with a porch swing, and all the flowers in bloom, and the wysteria draping down. Yum.
I know that somewhere in the world, about 180 degrees away from here, there's a darkened, smoky room and this music is perfect for the moment, but it's a sunny afternoon where I am. Strange time to hear this.
 mandolin wrote:

 
I see you have been touched by His Noodley Appendage!

.................... from  a more elegant and dignified time in America ................
Coltrane has always been a nice respite from the day for me...relaxing and begs one to listen.  Recorded in '58.
I've never been much of a sax fan but always liked 'Trane. I figured out that he (and a few others) tried to make their sound as sweet and serene as possible most of the time, which was dreamy. Most today seem to make theirs as grating as possible, it seems. I may be overgeneralizing but that's the way it seems to me. I could listen to 'Trane's sax all night. This is sweet.

 moon13 wrote:

just awful  1920 was like 90 years ago  .......time to move on


 
I dont think it was that long ago...

 mandolin wrote:

No, this is not noodling. I can't stand noodling, but this is not noodling. Great pic to express the thought though.
 


Coltrane had so many voices.  This is beautiful.  I didn't like the film much, though - except to enjoy Adrien Brody.

 moon13 wrote:

just awful  1920 was like 90 years ago  .......time to move on


Be careful what you ask- those who forget the past are doomed to listen to Clear Channel. Good music is good music no matter when it was made.


Yet another terrific tune by Coltrane.  He always instilled  a lot of feeling into his playing and evoked so many images.  Another musical genius who died way too soon.
 moon13 wrote:

just awful  1920 was like 90 years ago  .......time to move on


 

LOL! I am assuming that you are joking to get a rise cause no one could really be that idiotic!{#Rolleyes}

just awful  1920 was like 90 years ago  .......time to move on



 jagdriver wrote:
A little sleepy for noon time here in CA, but any Coltrane is good Coltrane!
 

I am priviledged, it's the perfect time, a little before 4:30 am 

A little sleepy for noon time here in CA, but any Coltrane is good Coltrane!
Pure heaven!
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Put me in a smoky bar, give me a singlemalt and let Mr. Coltranes music go....
 
Sounds fabulous!!!  See you there!
Put me in a smoky bar, give me a singlemalt and let Mr. Coltranes music go.... :meditate:
ahhhhh.... perfect! :yes:
:sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
Nice!!
godspeed wrote:
jazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
fixed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I guess I don't have an ear for jazz, puts me to sleep.
OperaNrocks wrote:
If you like this one try Ballads by Trane. Too wonderful for words...well, almost. I can manage a few after all. This and thank you, John.
:yes: The Ballads album is one of the classic quartet recordings he made while on Impulse! Records. Very highly recommended indeed.
Nice...
If you like this one try Ballads by Trane. Too wonderful for words...well, almost. I can manage a few after all. This and thank you, John.
Trane will always make me switch over to the main from the LRC. :sunny:
jazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
Damn, this is nice! I've never gotten into him. Perhaps something new for me to explore. 9
algrif wrote:
The following is an interesting extract from the LRC files:- Rejected: Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane - Grand Central Rejected: John Coltrane - My Favorite Things Rejected: John Coltrane - Naima (alternate take) Rejected: The John Coltrane Quartet - Greensleeves
Yep, I know. These are my uploads! :wink: