I painted this a few years ago and still have the original four by three foot painting in my studio.
I have a wide range of musical appreciation and Trane along with Miles Davis continue to inspire me in life and in art.
I can make the print available if anyones interested.
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John Coltrane is sometimes described as one of jazz’s most influential musicians, but one is hard put to find followers who actually play in his style. Rather, he is influential by example, inspiring musicians to experiment, take chances, and devote themselves to their craft. The controversy about his work has never died down, but partially as a result, his name lives on and his recordings continue to remain available and to be reissued frequently.
His album BLUE TRAIN is certainly deserving of being hailed as a “classic,” a term grossly overused these days. Imagination or creativity doesn’t always come in the form of extreme busyness, and if you give this album your full attention, it will offer riches galore.
There is good reason why BLUE TRAIN is listed on many a jazz educator’s essential recordings list: It IS essential.