Coltrane is my favorite sax player of all time and one of my biggest influences. John's technique is impeccable, but it's his sound that was so piercing and seductive. There is no mistaking that sweet wail as he settles into a groove and loses himself in the creative process. Coltrane had a hard time playing on TV because he wouldn't be constrained to the time limits set forth by the industry so there is very little footage of him unfortunately.
This is a live recording of the song "So What, " with the legendary Miles Davis, and although Coltrane is a sideman, the sound quality is pretty good. Enjoy this groove on a Saturday night.
I constantly change my mind about which recording of Coltrane's is my favorite. Today its "Giant Steps"