written by Gary Golio & illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
"my music is the spiritual expression of what I am....
Sometimes, when you lose almost everything as a child, a lifeline appears which restores your faith and
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"Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated and deeply respectful of both subject and audience."
"A well-conceived marriage of art and text breathes life and passion into this picture biography. Swirling strokes of vibrant colors give the book an almost cinematic quality, animating Coltrane's passionate journey."
"The dizzying heights and lowest moments of John Coltrane's life are portrayed with energy and care."
"this is, in many ways, a spiritual biography, the story of a man who set out to speak to the souls of his fans--and ultimately succeeded in doing so"
"Golio's portrayal travels into the depths of Coltrane's addiction, and onward to his spiritual reawakening. Gutierrez's wildly kinetic and occasionally fantastical paintings are appropriately heartfelt and groovy."
"This picture book pushes the boundaries of the form, in the depth and complexity of its hero, the sophisticated imagery of its art, and the grandeur of its message."