It is 35 years since his death but John Coltrane remains one of the late great jazz legends of the twentieth century. To mark his remarkable contribution to the world of jazz, British musician Courtney Pine is dedicating a tribute set at the London Jazz Festival on 22 November. Unlike the modern era of 'reality pop' jazz seems to have lost some of it's commercial appeal. However it's roots remain strong and some elements are now transferring across to other areas of music not traditionally associated with 'jazz'.
In a full length interview Courtney Pine talks about the evolution of jazz and why John Coltrane has been such an important figure in his life.
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London Jazz Festival
November Jazz on BBC Four - Courtney Pine looks at the legacy of John Coltrane.
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