“In order to realize the influence that John Coltrane had (and continues to have) in the field of jazz, it is essential to read the eighty testimonials gathered by Franck Médioni in this beautiful book.” —Le Nouvel Observateur
“John Coltrane’s work remains prodigiously alive and thoroughly deserves this book, which will become without a doubt indispensable.”—Les Lettres Françaises
A major figure in the history of jazz, John Coltrane is one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century. Forty years after his death, the tenor and soprano saxophonist is affectionately remembered and honored in this one-of-a-kind volume gathering the testimonials of fellow jazz musicians across generations and nationalities.
There are those who played with him, those who admired him from afar, and those born after his lifetime but inspired by his legacy. Including Rashied Ali, Marcel Zanini, Steve Colman, Marchel Portal, McCoy Tyner, and his own son Ravi Coltrane, to name but a few, this treasury of testimonials keeps the memory of one of jazz’s most famous legends alive.