Clifton-Soderstrom, Karl

Karl Clifton-Soderstrom is a graduate student in Philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago.

The Festivity of Grace (Fall 1999)

On November 2nd and 3rd, 1961, a young and experienced jazz musician, John Coltrane, brought his sextet to New York City to play at the Village Vanguard. The resulting live performances on those two nights, are considered by many to be among the greatest jazz creations of all time. In those brief two evenings, the gift of a new creation was offered.