I’ve written before and often about saxophonist John Coltrane, whose music I found as a 16-year outdated and who stays my biggest musical like to today. The jazz large’s affect—each musical and non secular—continues to resonate a long time after his untimely loss of life in 1967. You possibly can hear him in Pharoah Sanders’s music or in Azar Lawrence’s lovely enjoying. I might additionally hear Coltrane’s affect within the work of two saxophonists I lately found, and I wished to highlight their glorious new albums right here. They each characteristic improbable gamers dedicated to sonic magnificence and upholding nice jazz traditions. Every honors the legacy of these masters who got here earlier than.