John Coltrane's Sound
Coltrane, says New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff, was the John Henry of jazz, the John Wayne, the Paul Bunyon — the giant.
Whether with Miles Davis or Thelonious Monk or in straight-up solo on his own, Coltrane broke the rules and made new ones in his search for the jazz divine in "Love Supreme," in his sound.
This hour On Point: John Coltrane, and the story of a sound.Guests:
Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for The New York Times and author of "Coltrane: The Story of A Sound."
Roy Haynes, drummer who played with John Coltrane, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughn and many other jazz notables. He's out with a new 4-disc boxed set of his music "A Life in the Time: The Roy Haynes Story."
This program aired on September 26, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.