John Coltrane, gunslinger and saint (from Jazz, directed by Ken Burns, 2000)
He was my biggest musical inspiration growing up. The second I heard him I knew I wanted to play the saxophone. I dedicated my entire adolescent life im achieving that dream.
I mean sure I was socially alienated because I became adapted to music deemed uncool to a ton of kids trying to fit in. But I guess I never cared much about any one as much as I did about music. It was my life growing up. It was all the friends I never had. The expressions I couldn’t reiterate.
Music was, is, and will always be everything to me. Its embedded deep in my soul.