Curtis Fuller on Coltrane's "Moment's Notice"
Now, a Jazz Moment...
MUSIC: "Moment's Notice" CD: Blue Train, BlueNote 95325 (cut 2)
John Coltrane's historic 1957 recording "Blue Train" remains one of the best-selling albums in jazz today. It features a young trombonist, who eventually became one of Coltrane's closest friends, NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller.
Curtis Fuller: John was taking music another direction. You know, it wasn't just rhythm changes anymore - "Just You, Just Me" changes. It was completely different. So much so that I made a comment on a record date. Uh.. "John, you <laughs> put this music on us on a moment's notice. We got three hours to rehearse this music and we're gonna record?" "In a moment's notice?" and that became the title of the song. <laughs>
MUSIC: same - up and under
Curtis Fuller: That was intimidating. It wasn't trombone-friendly at the time. <laughs> (:28)
"Moment's Notice"... featuring trombonist Curtis Fuller with John Coltrane. This Jazz Moment was created by The National Endowment for the Arts.