John Coltrane - Quotes

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I believe that men are here to grow themselves into best good that they can be - at least, this is what I want to do.

I believe that men are here to grow themselves into best good that they can be - at least, this is what I want to do.

My goal is to live the truly religious life and express it through my music. If you can live it, there's no problem about the music, because it's part of the whole thing.

My goal is to live the truly religious life and express it through my music. If you can live it, there's no problem about the music, because it's part of the whole thing.

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere. ---->>>

When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.

When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.

I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls. ---->>>

I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good. ---->>>

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.

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.

I've always felt that even though a man was not a Christian, he still has to know the truth some way or another. Or if he was a Christian, he could know the truth. The truth itself doesn't have any name on it to me. And each man has to find this for himself, I think. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Any time you play your horn, it helps you. If you get down, you can help yourself even in a rock 'n' roll band. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-23, 1926
Birthplace: in Hamlet, North Carolina, The United States
Die: 07-17, 1967
Occupation: Musician

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk (wikipedia)