“Performing artists like John Coltrane don’t usually become famous. He was quiet, generous, even-tempered, honest, unjudgmental. There are no published reports of his flying off the handle, and he had no apparent gift for public relations.”
from Ben Ratliff’s Critic’s Notebook in the New York Times
In case you haven’t heard, a lost Coltrane album is going to be released fairly soon. Really looking forward to it.