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Unformatted text preview: Coltranes Influence Enormous impact on contemporaries and future players. Re-established soprano saxophone as a modern jazz instrument. He sold hundreds of thousands of albums in his final years, & established Avant-Garde jazz as popular music. (Temporary) Coltrane Listening Blue Train Giant Steps My Favorite Things A Love Supreme Jupiter Coltrane Quotes I never thought about whether or not people understand what I'm doing. The emotional reaction is all that matters. As long as there's some feeling of communication, it isn't necessary that it be understood. You can play a shoestring if you're sincere. I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music. All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws....
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- Spring '08