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John Coltrane
(1926-1967) born on
Sep 23
US jazz musician, composer, bandleader. His influence on jazz of the 1960s and '70s was at least as strong as Charlie Parker's had been in the 1940s and '50s.
All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.

I never even thought about whether or not they understand what I'm doing . . . the emotional reaction is all that matters as long as there's some feeling of communication, it isn't necessary that it be understood.
There is never any end . . . There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at. And always, there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we've discovered in its pure state.
There are so many things to be considered in making music. The whole question of life itself . . . I know that I want to produce beautiful music, music that does things to people that they need.
You can play a shoestring if you're sincere.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Interview, 1962.
R: "For Coltrane the Time Is Now," in "Melody Maker," 19 Dec 1964.
A: "Meditations," 1975.
N: Interview, 1962.
K: From "Journey in Word," ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations

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