My Favorite Things

John Coltrane’s transformation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” is the first example of irony[1]. Embedded within Coltrane’s well-known version of “My Favorite Things” are several significant musical and cultural issues. First, there is an ironic juxtaposition of Coltrane’s version and the simpler and more sentimental version sung by Mary Martin in the stage … Continue reading My Favorite Things