"Weatherford's evocative poem traces Coltrane's influences
simply and stunningly. Qualls's muted palette of rich hues suggests
the smoky jazz moods he would create."
-School Library Journal
"Even children who are unfamiliar with jazz in general and John
Coltrane in particular may find their interest piqued."
"Will echo with contemporary children, who will recognize the
music in their daily lives."
"This is as much a subtle invitation for children to listen to
their own worlds as it is a Coltrane biography."
-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books