John Coltrane. It feels like you can hear him speaking through his horn. He had a lot to say. Jazz is like a great deep book with a rich vocabulary of words and turns of phrase from cover to cover. If you listen, there is so much there. Miles Davis, Happy Birthday, John Coltrane, Inspiration, Horns, Book, Jazz Musicians, Blog, Photography
Francis Wolff photo of John Coltrane listening to a take from the Blue Train Session, 09/15/57
John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.