Friday, September 23, 2011

September 23 Birthday: John Coltrane

John Coltrane, musician
Sept. 23, 1926-July 17, 1967

Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sean Qualls (Henry Holt, 2008)

The sounds of Coltrane’s childhood in the 1930s are explored in this simple and lyrical story that celebrates listening.

See and hear Coltrane perform live on YouTube.