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Classic Album: John Coltrane's Blue Train

Mike Diver, Clash, 24 October 2012

JAZZ. The word alone is enough to set some listeners on edge. Honking, squawking, screeching horrors. Well, that's one assessment, at least, and sometimes accurate enough. Yet its essence is incredibly powerful – and artists that best channel this lifeblood, allowing it to flow through their mind, body and songs, produce astonishing material. Blue Train is astonishing.

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