Trane Lives

Today, July 18, 2011, marks the 44th anniversary of the death of John Coltrane.

Like Malcolm before him, and MLK after him, I remember exactly where I was the moment I learned of his passing.

The video clip below, filmed by an audience member, is from a 1962 concert in Stockholm, Sweden. The quality is not great. But I don’t care. Coltrane shines forth with his own blazing light in this transcendent rendition of “I Want to Talk About You.”

John Coltrane – Tenor Sax
McCoy Tyner – Piano
Jimmy Garrison – Bass
Elvin Jones – Drums

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