John Coltrane: The Posthumous Years

In honor of his birthday, Burning Ambulance reviews two posthumous John Coltrane releases:

Today would have been saxophonist John Coltrane‘s 87th birthday, had he not died of liver cancer in 1967, at 40. In the wake of his passing, his wife Alice arranged with Impulse! Records to release previously unheard music recorded in the final years of his life. Two of these albums—Cosmic Music, from 1968, and Infinity, from 1972—are among the most controversial titles in the Coltrane catalog, But they’re also among the best of his late-period work.