Saxophone Icon (Part 2)

NPR‘s second installment of John Coltrane:

Though steeped in the feel of swing and the blues, Coltrane’s music quickly absorbed influences from around the globe, including Spain and West Africa. Spiritually, he was drawn to the teachings of Hinduism and the music of sitar master Ravi Shankar, and Coltrane also incorporated South Asian textures into his work.

Check out the program here.