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“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.

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“‘Alabama’ is a composition written by John Coltrane that appears on his album Live at Birdland (1963). It was written in response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963, an attack by the Ku Klux Klan in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four girls.”

– Wikipedia entry for Alabama (John Coltrane song)

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Number 20 in Jazz is John Coltrane’s Coltrane (1962 album).

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Number 16 in Jazz is John Coltrane’s Coltrane’s Sound:

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Number 10 in Jazz is John Coltrane’s Blue Train.

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Number 4 (Jazz) is John Coltrane’s Giant Steps.

Have a listen.

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Number 1 on my jazz list is John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.

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