This February, KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM San Diego celebrates Black History Month by honoring the Coltrane Legacy.
We’ll dive so deeply into the environments and experiences that made and informed Coltrane’s ever-evolving musicality, you’ll wonder whether it’d be more apt to call us jazz spelunkers or even jazz archaeologists (even though none of us here are even remotely equipped to pull off those titles, at least sartorially). And we’ll cover every major period and album, every meaningful collaboration, and as many of the musicians who’ve meaningfully carried that legacy’s torch as a single month will allow; after all, the reach of Coltrane’s musical and spiritual influence was vast during his life and has been consistently approaching infinite since his death. Like the universe, it touches more than we can perceive and comprehend and continues to grow.
So maybe don’t expect us to know the unknowable, but trust that we’ve done our best to roughly keep pace with prevailing trends in cosmic expansion. And trust that meticulously curated and masterfully presented special programming is coming your way ALL MONTH LONG, courtesy of those who’ve devoted their lives and livelihoods to being keepers of the Coltrane flame.
And, while you’re listening, refresh this page every so often. There will be some fun — maybe even funny — and always informative features, album reviews that will track contemporaneously with our on-air programming, and more!