Hard Rain Late Night: John Coltrane, Alabama, 1963 -- "A Profound Meditation"
"On September 15, 1953 ... in Birmingham, Alabama ... the Klu Klux Klan blew up a church and killed four little black girls ... In its aftermath, John Coltrane wrote and recorded 'Alabama,' a Coltrane masterpiece ... a profound meditation on the death of innocence and the seemingly endless tragedy of inhumanity." Eric Nisenson, Ascension: John Coltrane and His Quest, Da Capo Press, 1995
John Coltrane, Late Night, Music, Richard Power, Words of Power