Saturday, December 12, 2009

John Coltrane at The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco April 1962

I saw John Coltrane at the Jazz Workshop in April of 1962. He played the song My Favorite Things on his soprano saxophone shown in the picture above. Here is a link to a Youtube of him playing the song in Baden Baden Germany in 1961.
And here is another of him playing the same song from Belgium in 1965.
We were sitting on the front row at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco. I was fascinated by the drummer Elvin Jones. He was wailing away and sweating up a storm. It was a night to remember. And I have never forgotten it. I was 21 years old at the time.