The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to John Coltrane

Source: Far Out.

When deeply ensconced in the discussion of truly influential artists, one name invariably crops up, that of John Coltrane. Although he passed away 55 years ago today, it is a testament to the potency of his work that he has managed to stay at the forefront of everyone’s minds for so long, and not see his relevance wain. For him, it has been quite the opposite, and his pertinence has increased exponentially in the 21st century, with the contemporary generation striving to discover new ways of incorporating jazz into genres such as dance, rock, hip-hop, and pop.