A John Coltrane Birthday Salute by Saxophonist Teodross Avery


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In honor of John Coltrane's birthday, Teodross Avery shares an alternate take of Coltrane's “Africa". Another version appears on After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane, released on Tompkins Square in May (2019). The title track (listen here) is the #1 “Top Listened" track of 2019 on All About Jazz.

The CD and LP both sold out quickly at source, but can still be found on Amazon and other stores online.

Praise for After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane

“The album conveys a feeling of urgent communion and soulful expedition" —Nate Chinen, WBGO

“Expansive takes on classics such as “Africa" and “Pursuance" while beautifully sounding most like himself." —Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times

“It’s a privilege to hear someone dig so deep into Coltrane.” —All About Jazz (4.5/5 stars)

“The energy and ambience is that of a smoky early ’60s night at the Village Vanguard." —MOJO (4/5 stars)

“The album pays fitting tribute to a giant.” —Downbeat

“The most remarkable aspect of Avery’s tribute to Coltrane is just how present, alive and deeply personal it feels.” —All Music (4/5 stars)

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