The Coltrane spirit

September 29, 2008

The spirit of John Coltrane came alive at the library on Sunday, September 28.  Dave Liebman, along with John’s son Ravi, enthralled the audience with stories from John’s life and times,  and helped us to understand the beauty and complexity in John’s music.  At the end of the discussion the two jazz giants treated us to a live taste of Coltrane music and took questions from the audience.

We brought Dave and Ravi upstairs to look at our Coltrane Collection computer, and couldn’t drag them away!  We watched as they enjoyed reminiscing through the pictures and sounds with some help from visiting Coltrane scholar Yasuhiro “Fuji” Fujioka.