Not everyone transformed [pic a music genre]. John Coltrane did though. And when people said he was too abstract and difficulty to follow he shocked the jazz world in 1961 with an album called My Favorite Things which left people with their jaws agape. Let's listen to a hybrid of two recent edits-- the original, at almost 14 minutes, is too big for YouTube-- of the title track. Although it has since been covered by artists as diverse as Kenny Rogers, Sarah Vaughan, Bjork, Barbra Streisand, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Luther Vandross, Andre 3000 (OutKast), Brian Setzer, Tanya Tucker, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Rod Stewart and The Supremes, it was Coltrane who took the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein song from the Broadway hit The Sound of Music and made it his own. This was Trane's first release on Atlantic and his first with a quartet that included McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Steve Davis.