Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder, the Director of the NYU Jazz Studies program, presents a dynamic portrait of John Coltrane. Aside from running one of the best jazz education programs in the states, he is also an accomplished musician who plays regularly with his band Combo Nuvo in the New York City area.  Throughout the production of the Traneumentary, Dave, along with renowned Coltrane biographer Lewis Porter, played a key role as an advisor.  On this episode, Dave shares his early experiences hearing Trane and also provides an enriched examination of key elements that made John Coltrane unique and so powerful.

Tracks used in this episode:

• “Lazy Bird”
• “Om”
• “My Favorite Things”
• “Lover”
• “Too Young To Go Steady”
• “Venus”