John Coltrane

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things 1961 von Yedi

It was Friday, July 21, and unexpectedly I collided with the sorrow of an age. [[John Coltrane]], the man who gave us A Love Supreme, had died. Scores of people were gathering across from St. Peter’s Church to say goodbye. Hours passed. People were sobbing as the love cry of [[Albert Ayler]] spirited the atmosphere. It was if a saint had died, one who had offered up healing music yet was not permitted to heal himself. Along with many strangers, I experienced a deep sense of loss for a man I had not known save through his music. ([[Patti Smith]], Just Kids)