High Point is the home town of yours truly, but also of the most famous sax man of all time— John Coltrane. This post and the next will be about him…… It took a lot of arm twisting, but eventually we got High Point to recognize they needed to recognize Coltrane. Here’s two solid citizens of that N.C. town….
There is a space in a small city museum in High Point for a Coltrane exhibit, but it was currently under renovation when I was there, though I did get to see the famous piano. Coltrane moved to High Point as an infant from Hamlet N.C. where he was born…..
Here’s a shot of Coltrane in grade school in High Point. See if you can pick him out on the first row.
As it turns out, Coltrane and I were both raised Methodists. His grandfather was the Rev. Blair, senior minister of St. Stephen’s AME Zion Church in High Point.