Coltrane departed this mortal plane more than fifty years ago; today he remains among us, more alive than ever. His saxophone sound—brooding, searching, dark—is still one of the most recognizable in modern jazz. The inspiration his legacy continues to instill remains as strong as it is necessary—evidence of the unifying power of music.
Tune in Friday night as WWOZ broadcasts live from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's performance of Coltrane. We'll also be live video streaming here.