John Coltrane plays “Alabama” on Jazz Casual

Here’s the John Coltrane Quartet playing “Alabama” on Ralph J. Gleason’s public television series, Jazz Casual.  Coltrane composed the elegy in commemoration of the four girls murdered in the fire-bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham on September 15, 1963.  Trane first recorded the piece on November 18; this was taped on December 7.

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