Tuesday, September 24, 2013


In class we watched a documentary about the life of John Coltrane. He was a very spiritual sax player who developed an original new sound in jazz. He has become iconic with the genre to the point that his name has almost become synonymous with jazz, like many of the greats including Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. I realize that jazz isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I would encourage everyone to give it a try. If you already have a favorite jazz artist, who is it? My favorites are John Paul Larkin and Dizzy Gillespie.


  1. Very amusing cartoon. Your question is difficult to answer, but my record collection says I must like Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Sun Ra best. And Coltrane, of course.

  2. I didn't realize that other people enjoyed jazz this much until we began talking about it in class; although I like Coltrane, I have nearly 3hours of Louis Armstrong on my ipod that my mother questions all the time. Sometimes you don't need words to tell a story. Solid post!