- John (William),1926–67, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
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Always looking, Coltrane always tried to be ready for the unexpected revelation, “that feeling.”
I was converted, or educated, from listening first to Coltrane with Miles Davis for many nights.
“Coltrane's really something,” Miles told me one afternoon in 1958.
I don't think Coltrane spoke of society or political theory.
Only at this black college did the students talk of Bird and Ornette Coleman, and especially of Coltrane.
Coltrane brought a pitcher of the cool water, and held it for him to drink.
Coltrane was pleased to see that his companion was yielding to the spell of the hills and woods.
He and Coltrane were nearly the same size—rather tall, portly, and erect.
Coltrane left him in his mood, relying upon the influence of changed surroundings to restore his equilibrium.
Goree reached out one hand and groped until it rested upon Coltrane's fingers, which held his bridle.
- John (William). 1926–67, US jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist and composer