Wednesday, May 20, 2009

John Coltrane - Naima

Naima is a ballad composed by John Coltrane in 1959, and named after his then-wife, Juanita Naima Grubb. It first appeared on the album Giant Steps, and is notable for its use of a variety of rich chords over a bass pedal. The song is mainly made up of a slow, restrained melody, though there is also a brief piano solo. One of Coltrane's most famous songs, Naima has since become somewhat of a jazz standard, since covered by Santana and John McLaughlin (together, on Love Devotion Surrender), Maynard Ferguson, the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, Pharaoh Sanders and Derek Trucks, among many others.-Youtube summary

For all of you Naima's out there =)

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