John Coltrane’s Naima is out Song For Sunday.
A few weeks ago, we had Flying Lotus and his Black Fist mix as our Song For Sunday but now it’s his late great uncle’s turn. In 1959, the legendary John Coltrane composed Naima, named after Juanita Naima Grubbs, his wife at the time. It first appeared on his 1960 album Giant Steps and has since become a jazz standard covered by jazz greats through the ages (Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius and more). It’s a beautiful slow ballad with rich chords and smooth sax play from Coltrane as always. So, get your glass of whiskey, a cigar, put some more wood on the fire and relax.