1966. Frank Sinatra. The Beatles. The Righteous Brothers. Stevie Wonder. Petula Clark. Bob Dylan. The formation of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Music was coming from all directions....enter John Coltrane.
After an extensive career as a sideman and then 1960's bandleader, Trane's sonic explorations led him to push the envelope of what was popularly called jazz. His multi-dimensional experiments with scales, instrumentation, and format forever extended the boundaries of jazz.