Tag Archives: John Coltrane

What Planet Is This?! Show #148 (I think)

I often wonder about the spiritual power of an instrument. Yes – you read that correctly. Who is playing John Coltrane’s saxophone right now (if anyone)? Do they appreciate that some of the most important sounds in Western music have … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #142 (I think)

If you could be any well-known figure in history, who would you be? Don’t pick yourself. That’s lame. Would you be a famous humanitarian like Dr. Martin Luther King or the Dalai Lama? A famous prophet like Jesus or Muhammed? … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #115 (I think)

Sometimes, all you need in life is a good song. I’ve been coughing up a lung and feeling sorry for myself for the last few days. I hate being sick, but as long as I can listen to a John … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #113 (I think)

So many greats are gone – some long gone: Trane, Louis, Ella, Ellington, James Brown, Miles. Not just in music, but other intellectuals: da Vinci, Poe, Socrates… Obviously, the list could go on endlessly. We all know that no one … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #111 (I think) + LONG-PLAY WEDNESDAY!

It’s a cool Sunday morning, September 15, 1957. You’ve saved every nickel you could earn shining shoes, washing cars and running errands since May 31 of the same year – when you heard his last album, simply titled by his … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #109 (I think)

Now that’s what winter feels like! We all know that music has the ability to heal. Don’t believe me? The next time you’re in a rotten mood, put on some Jane Monheit and tell me you don’t feel better after … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #105 (I think)

If all the world heard music the way John Coltrane must have heard it, there would be more love than most of us will experience in our whole lives. That’s what it’s all about here at What Planet: Love and … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #101 (I think)

Did you know that the planets vibrate primarily in major chords? There is abundant research on the sounds made by the universe and I find it interesting that mankind used to believe (and many still think) that sound could not … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #86 (I think)

What to play, what to play… It’s a short month for me here at CJTR. I skipped the first week of this month for an out-of-town wedding and I’ll be skipping out again next week, but this time for a … Continue reading

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What Planet Is This?! Show #85 (I think)

Since I was out last week, I figured I’d step up my game for this week. I know I say stuff like that all the time, but all those other times I was full of crap. Read more at WhatPlanetRadio.wordpress.com.

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