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1. "John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again. It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear more now and I had a life that I've lived!"
Author: Alan Vega
2. "Growing up, I listened to a lot of jazz and blues records - John Coltrane and Etta James. I was also really into Radiohead and the BeeGees."
Author: Alex Clare
3. "In America, for a brief time, people who followed Coltrane were studied and considered important, but it didn't last long. The result is that the kind of music I played in the '60's is completely dismissed in this country as a wrong turn, a suicidal effort."
Author: Archie Shepp
4. "When Coltrane died, a void appeared in this music that has not been filled yet. He maintained a forward motion in his work and did not look back."
Author: Bill Dixon
5. "On my John Coltrane. In a sentimental mood."
Author: Brandi L. Bates
6. "With you in my hand I can travel across the universe in one verse and skip moons to the tunes of Miles or Coltrane."
Author: Brandi L. Bates
7. "Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups."
Author: Branford Marsalis
8. "I grew up in the sixties watching B.B. King and Tito Puente and Miles Davis and Coltrane, everybody, Marvin Gaye, Jimi. And at the same time, with my left eye I was watching Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Mother Teresa."
Author: Carlos Santana
9. "Coltrane would do what you'd get a Roland Pro Tools module to do but with a group of jazz musicians."
Author: Colin Greenwood
10. "Motion Picture Soundtrack on Kid A was another Coltrane inspiration."
Author: Colin Greenwood
11. "Now listen for your song. Everybody's got a song. When I used to chase the Trane— John Coltrane that is— he used to tell me, ‘If I know a man's sound, I know the man.' Do you hear the melody playing in your mind? Does it move you, nudge you off your seat?"
Author: David Mutti Clark
12. "I skipped school one day to see Dizzy Gillespie, and that's where I met Coltrane. Coltrane and Jimmy Heath just joined the band, and I brought my trumpet, and he was sitting at the piano downstairs waiting to join Dizzy's band. He had his saxophone across his lap, and he looked at me and he said, 'You want to play?'"
Author: Donald Byrd
13. "Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!"
Author: Geezer Butler
14. "Most of these university types are total phonies. They're scared to death somebody's gonna find they don't know something. They all read the same books and they all throw around the same words, and they get off listening to John Coltrane and seeing Pasolini movies. You call that ‘revolution'? That does it for me, then. I'm not going to believe in any damned revolution. Love is all I'm going to believe in."
Author: Haruki Murakami
15. "I am the flying saucer man from another world trapped on yours until they come to rescue me. One day the saucer will land. Jimi Hendrix and John Coltrane will open the hatch and tell me to get in before someone tries to blow up the ship. I'll just ask what took them so long. Within seconds we'll be out of here."
Author: Henry Rollins
16. "I like to listed to the adventurous guys - the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose."
Author: Herb Alpert
17. "If you try to have a fashion show with Bach fugues and John Coltrane, it doesn't really work."
Author: Isaac Mizrahi
18. "I hear many extra-musical things somehow in Coltrane."
Author: Lee Konitz
19. "Out of Coltrane's whole history, there are things which I think are great from all the periods."
Author: Lee Konitz
20. "I love nineties stuff like Alice in Chains and Nine Inch Nails. It'd be my dream to have a Radiohead-themed episode of 'Glee.' I also love jazz greats like Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock."
Author: Mark Salling
21. "The prose can be brutally beautiful. But the semester starts, you fall in love, get deflowered, watch Kennedy die and the Beatles invade, get high to listen to Coltrane, and discover Heller, Ellison, Ferlighetti, and Bellow -- writing that flows across the page in huge bright swaths that you didn't know English could permit."
Author: Richard Powers
22. "When I have to compete with John Coltrane and Miles Davis and Louie Armstrong on iTunes, which I'm doing now, that's a problem. That means that jazz is not being heard by younger audiences."
Author: Robert Glasper
23. "I have tons of jazz records: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis. I could go on and on."
Author: Ted King
24. "When somebody turned me on to a Coltrane record around seventh grade, I took up saxophone."
Author: Tom Verlaine

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