Jazz Casual: John Coltrane
No musician in the history of jazz polarized the jazz community more than John Coltrane. It's ironic that as gentle and spiritual a person as Trane could have created so much controversy as a consequence of his endless search for pure expression. For as much Sturm und Drang as swirled around him and his music, there is relatively little of him that survives on videotape or film. In fact, this appearance on "Jazz Casual" is the only known video performance of his classic quartet that was made in America. Originally aired in 1963.