Something else in the Tenor Lineup

And then we have something different for the tenor rostrum. Henry Holt and Co. is coming out with a new illustrated biography by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sean Qualls of John Coltrane's younger years. 

Before John Was a Jazz Giant looks like an interesting read.


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"Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John’s own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly  rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane." (from the Publisher comments)