Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane departed today forty years ago, yet his music and style continue to impact the world of jazz. Many players emulate his techniques, but no one has surpassed the legend. Trane was indeed a Fearless Leader, and the six-disc set from Prestige reflects it. The sessions recorded within a year and a half (between 1956 and 1957) testify Trane’s artistic vision and fearlessness of expansion. For this special occasion, Fearless Leader makes a perfect retrospection.