10 of the best John Coltrane tracks
The great saxophonist died 50 years ago this week. Here are 10 of his finest moments
John Coltrane died 50 years ago this week. In the intervening decades, the saxophonist’s reputation has suffered not the tiniest decline. One could comfortably list 50 essential tracks by Coltrane, but we have only so much time on this earth. To make the task a little easier, we have stuck to recordings that list Coltrane as leader. So, you won’t see anything from Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue. More controversially, we’ve excluded recordings such as the excellent rediscovered Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall. The regretted exclusions were so numerous we don’t even bother listing the runners-up. We begin controversially . . .