Bookmarked Deep Dive: The Presence of the Past in John Coltrane’s Expressive and Searching Music (

Saxophonist John Coltrane was born on Sept. 23, 1926. On what would have been his 93rd birthday, scholar and historian David Tegnell offers this guest

This piece is an intriguing investigation of influence on John Coltrane, as well as American slavery in general.