Saturday, August 07, 2004 has an interesting article about the late-period music of John Coltrane's carreer entitled Circling Om: An Exploration of John Coltrane's Later Works. Here's an excerpt:

Elvin Jones left John Coltrane's group in January 1966. A couple of months afterwards he declared: “At times I couldn't hear what I was doing - matter of fact, I couldn't hear what anybody was doing. All I could hear was a lot of noise.” But, shortly after Coltrane's death in July 1967, Jones defended the saxophonist's late music: “Well, of course it's far out, because this is a tremendous mind that's involved, you know. You wouldn't expect Einstein to be playing jacks, would you?”

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