September 23 Birthday: SPIRIT SEEKERS: JOHN COLTRANE’S MUSICAL JOURNEY
John Coltrane, musician.
Died 7-17, 1967
SPIRIT SEEKERS: JOHN COLTRANE’S MUSICAL JOURNEY (Clarion, 2012)
Growing up, John was a seeker. He wondered about spirit, and the meaning of life. And whether music could be a key to unlocking those mysteries. Like his grandfather’s preaching and his parents’ songs, could John’s music bring people closer to God?
Told in moving prose and powerfully illustrated, this is the story of a shy, curious boy from a deeply religious family who grew up to find solace and inspiration in his own unique approach to both spirituality and music. John Coltrane—a legendary jazz musician whose work shattered boundaries and continues to influence countless artists to this day.