I have been working with a saxophonist who loves Coltrane and wants to do a number of his tunes. I've been listening to Coltrane for years, but this the first time I have focused on the bass playing in his music since I started playing DB 6 months ago. I really like Jimmy Garrison's playing. I think he has a distinct voice on the instrument. I'm wondering why the rest of the Classic Quartet are viewed as giants (and rightfully so) and Garrison is almost an after-thought. When the great jazz double bassists are mentioned, he either isn't discussed or not mentioned until after a long list of notables. So why is this? Is he not as great as I think? Am I too green of a DB player to be hear something that is or isn't in his playing? Interested in your thoughts on this.