The stage for this current tour is a far cry from what they did with 360. Here they are opting for the intimacy they had with the Elevation and Vertigo Tours of the early 2000's. Yet, the most interesting thing about the set-up is the massive wall that is their LED screen.
Where most jazz singers tour, Elling traverses the globe. His latest album, Passion World, just out on Blue Note records, maps Elling's peripatetic restlessness via songs from more than a half-dozen foreign countries.
When I stand at the precipice, I am hopeful I will dig deep inside myself and live in that 20 seconds of insane courage. Being conscious of it might give me the strength I need to live it, stand in that space, and jump off.
John Coltrane is worth much more than the sum of his parts. His work permeated the collective conscience of those concerned with disrupting the norm, with challenging their own mastery of their crafts.