I enjoy jazz quite a lot, but make no claims to great knowledge about it. I have a nice collection, some artists whose work I enjoy quite a lot and Coltrane is one of them. I appreciate more his earlier work than his later more dissonant work or his “sheets of sound” recordings. I was talking with Randall J Weiss about this at lunch on Saturday and this morning I found a link to Dear John, Dear Coltrane by Michael S. Harper in my twitter feed this morning, that he had sent along. I shall spend some time listening to “A Love Supreme” this week, steeping in it and thinking of this poem. Enjoy!
Dear John, Dear Coltrane by Michael S. Harper <– Link to Poem on the Poetry Foundation web site.
First of three tracks from the album.