Other Places: John Coltrane, Bud Shank

John Coltrane In the August 21 Wall Street Journal, Nat Hentoff tells of a New York second grade teacher, Christine Pasarella, who uses John Coltrane as a classroom role model in her work of drawing out the intelligence of her students. He reports Mrs. Pasarella saying that when she played Coltrane's recordings... "...the children were drawn to the range of feelings in the songs as I gave them the backgrounds of the compositions. "'Alabama,' for example, was about Martin Luther King and … [Read more...]