John Coltrane and the Economy of the Blues

It’s true: sometimes less is more. Instructor Vince di Mura uses the music of John Coltrane to explain the limitless interpretations that improvisors can create from a composer’s seemingly simple material. This episode of Soundfly’s free series “A Conversation with the Blues,” explores how Coltrane broke down the 12 bar blues to make room for harmonies and improvisation.