John Coltrane – Alabama

On September 15, 1963, four girls were killed in Birmingham, Alabama: a church was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan. John Coltrane starts this tune almost blowing a quiet prayer for the victims of racial violence. As the band gets more involved, the song remains an elegy, subdued from the “sheets of sound” Coltrane often produced.

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