The 'Tone Circle' John Coltrane Drew To Illustrate How He Created His Compositions

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Fans are quick to say an artist or musician is a "genius" when they create on a higher level than the rest, but John Coltrane proved he was a genius with both his playing and his ability to put the workings of his incredible mind down on paper.

This hand-drawn diagram, known as the Tone Circle, is Coltrane's take on the circle of fifths, which incorporates Coltrane's innovations and shows where his mind was at while he played.

Coltrane clearly had a mind for mathematics, and...

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