‘Olé Coltrane’: The Story Behind John Coltrane’s Jazz Masterpiece

Source: This is Dig.

25 May 1961 is best remembered as the day that President John F Kennedy announced to the US Congress his government’s ambitious intention to put an American on the Moon before the decade’s end. But it also marked a significant event in jazz history: it was the day when John Coltrane arrived at New York City’s A&R Studios, knowing that he was about to undertake his final recording session for Atlantic Records, resulting Olé Coltrane, a pivotal release in Coltrane’s canon.