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This Week's Video: Saxophonist John Coltrane

We all have those piercing "where were you when" moments that stick with us - the memories we can recreate instantaneously.

One for me was walking down Haight Street in San Fransisco on July 17, 1967, hearing the Beatles "All You Need Is Love" for the first time, when a shopkeeper came out of his store to tell us "Coltrane died." He was already a legend as a young man, and remained so.

Ben Ratliff talks about his book, Coltrane, in the CUNY series on jazz.

Here is John Coltrane playing one of his more introspective tunes, Naima in 1965.


Eric Dolphy's playing always intrigues. Here is the John Coltrane Quintet with Dolphy on Impressions


July 26, 2011