Tod Dickow and Charged Particles
play the music of John Coltrane
In addition to their collaboration with Tod Dickow playing the music of Michael Brecker, Charged Particles performs the music of John Coltrane as well.
As is true for so many other jazz tenor players, Tod’s playing and composing are powerfully influenced by Coltrane. Tod has captured the essence of Coltrane’s spirit on the instrument, making Tod a wonderful artist to perform Coltrane’s masterpiece, A Love Supreme.
A Love Supreme is a musical epoch in four parts: Acknowledgment, Resolution, Pursuance, and Psalm. Although the extended composition is jazz at its heart, listeners of classical music will hear elements of major choral works. In his liner notes, Coltrane said that he wrote the piece to communicate elation, elegance, and exaltation.
In a concert honoring the late-great superstar of the genre at the Old First Church in San Francisco in 2019 that ended with a standing ovation from the audience, other Coltrane compositions were also performed to bring to life his spirit, sound, and musicality.
Rather than attempting to perform the pieces as Coltrane did, Charged Particles offers their own interpretations and renderings, allowing their musical personalities to shine through the frame created by the great master.
Enjoy the videos of the concert below.