John Coltrane rarely took interviews. As he admits in the one above, "I don't talk much, you know, but you've got me talking." Most jazz fans would immediately recognize Coltrane's unique sound on the saxophone. But this rare Coltrane interview gives fans something unfamiliar: the sound of his actual voice. Taped in 1965, right after the A Love Supreme Session, Coltrane opens up (to an extent) on truth and spirituality, as well as current events, such as the Vietnam War.
The 50th Anniversary of A Love Supreme at SFJAZZ, curated by Ravi Coltrane, takes place December 10-14, 2014.