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Coltrane on Coltrane

Author : Chris DeVito
Publisher : Musicians in Their Own Words
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Music
ISBN : 1556520042

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Coltrane on Coltrane includes every known Coltrane interview, many in new transcriptions, and several previously unpublished; articles, reminiscences, and liner notes that rely on interviews; and some of Coltrane's personal writings and correspondence [Publisher description].


Author : Ben Ratliff
Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2008-10-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781429998628

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Coltrane by Ben Ratliff Pdf

John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement that makes him so prized forty years after his death? What were the factors that helped Coltrane become who he was? And what would a John Coltrane look like now--or are we looking for the wrong signs? In this deftly written, riveting study, New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff answers these questions and examines the life of Coltrane, the acclaimed band leader and deeply spiritual man who changed the face of jazz music. Ratliff places jazz among other art forms and within the turbulence of American social history, and he places Coltrane not just among jazz musicians but among the greatest American artists.


Author : Cuthbert Ormond Simpkins
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 287 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Music
ISBN : 0933121202

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Monument Eternal

Author : Franya J. Berkman
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2012-08-07
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780819571069

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Monument Eternal by Franya J. Berkman Pdf

Long-awaited biography of an African American avant-garde composer Alice Coltrane was a composer, improviser, guru, and widow of John Coltrane. Over the course of her musical life, she synthesized a wide range of musical genres including gospel, rhythm-and-blues, bebop, free jazz, Indian devotional song, and Western art music. Her childhood experiences playing for African-American congregations in Detroit, the ecstatic and avant-garde improvisations she performed on the bandstand with her husband John Coltrane, and her religious pilgrimages to India reveal themselves on more than twenty albums of original music for the Impulse and Warner Brothers labels. In the late 1970s Alice Coltrane became a swami, directing an alternative spiritual community in Southern California. Exploring her transformation from Alice McLeod, Detroit church pianist and bebopper, to guru Swami Turiya Sangitananda, Monument Eternal illuminates her music and, in turn, reveals the exceptional fluidity of American religious practices in the second half of the twentieth century. Most of all, this book celebrates the hybrid music of an exceptional, boundary-crossing African-American artist.

The John Coltrane Reference

Author : Lewis Porter,Chris DeVito,David Wild,Yasuhiro Fujioka,Wolf Schmaler
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 834 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-04-26
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781135112578

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The John Coltrane Reference by Lewis Porter,Chris DeVito,David Wild,Yasuhiro Fujioka,Wolf Schmaler Pdf

The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely established. Well-known Coltrane biographer and jazz educator Lewis Porter has assembled an international team of scholars to write The John Coltrane Reference, an indispensable guide to the life and music of John Coltrane. The John Coltrane Reference features a a day-by-day chronology, which extends from 1926-1967, detailing Coltrane's early years and every live performance given by Coltrane as either a sideman or leader, and a discography offering full session information from the first year of recordings, 1946, to the last, 1967. The appendices list every film and television appearance, as well as every recorded interview. Richly illustrated with over 250 album covers and photos from the collection of Yasuhiro Fujioka, The John Coltrane Reference will find a place in every major library supporting a jazz studies program, as well as John Coltrane enthusiasts.

Spirit Seeker

Author : Gary Golio
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 51 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780547239941

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Spirit Seeker by Gary Golio Pdf

Describes the spiritual journey jazz musician John Coltrane took in his life and the way that it is reflected in his music.


Author : Paolo Parisi
Publisher : Random House
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2013-03-28
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781448182039

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'My music is the spiritual expression of what I am: my faith, my knowledge, my being...' John Coltrane rose from a hard and impoverished childhood in North Carolina to become one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. From session musician to band member of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, his raw talent and passion for experimentation inaugurated a new movement in music. Positioned at the beating heart of the 50s and 60s jazz world, Coltrane and his quartet created some of the most innovative and expressive music of the age, including the hit album My Favorite Things and the landmark work A Love Supreme. Juxtaposing scenes from Coltrane's personal life - his military career, addictions, political activism and love affairs - against snapshots of his major recordings, Coltrane evokes an extraordinary life and the momentous historical events that formed its backdrop. It is a graphic novel that echoes his work in its structure and style, and forms a testament to a pioneer and legend, whose music continues to inspire to this day.

John Coltrane

Author : Bill Cole
Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1993-08-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UCSC:32106012873714

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John Coltrane by Bill Cole Pdf

Every critic, fan, and student of jazz who has listened to A Love Supreme or My Favorite Things knows that John Coltrane died entirely too young. But even within his tragically brief life, which ended in 1967 at the age of 40, he became one of the most innovative and experimental forces in African-American music. In this provocative study, musician and historian Bill Cole sharpens our focus on the legendary tenor saxophonist through the twin lenses of Africanism and spiritualism.

John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom

Author : Leonard Lewis Brown
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780195328929

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John Coltrane's unique and powerful saxophonic sound is commonly recognized among jazz scholars and fans alike as having a "spiritual" nature, imbued with the perfomer's soul, which deeply touches musicians and listeners worldwide. This revered and respected musician created new standards, linked tradition with innovation, challenged common assumptions, and relentlessly pursued spiritual goals in his music, which he aimed openly to use as a means to help listeners see the beauty of life. More than four decades after Coltrane's death, it is this spiritual nature of the music that has kept his sound alive - and thriving - on the contemporary jazz scene. Edited by prominent jazz musician and scholar Leonard Brown, John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom is a timely exploration of Coltrane's sound and its spiritual qualities as they relate to Black American music culture and aspirations for freedom. A wide-ranging collection of essays and interviews featuring many of the most eminent figures in jazz studies and performance--Tommy Lee Lott, Anthony Brown, Herman Gray, Emmett G. Price III, Dwight Andrews, Tammy Kernodle, Salim Washington, Eric Jackson, and TJ Anderson (foreword)-- the book examines the full spectrum of Coltrane's legacy. Each essay approaches this theme from a different angle, in both historical and contemporary contexts, focusing on how Coltrane became a quintessential example of the universal and enduring qualities of Black American culture. The contributors address Coltrane as the Black intellectual, the visionary master of musical syntax, the man and the media icon, and ultimately the symbol of the spiritual core of Black American music.

John Coltrane

Author : Lewis Porter
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 047208643X

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John Coltrane was a key figure in jazz, a pioneer in world music, and an intensely emotional force. This biography presents interviews with Coltrane, photos, genealogical documents, and musical analysis that offers a fresh view of Coltrane's genius. It explores the events of Coltrane's life and offers an insightful look into his musical practices.

A Love Supreme

Author : Ashley Kahn
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2003-10-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781101126806

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A Love Supreme by Ashley Kahn Pdf

Few albums in the canon of popular music have had the influence, resonance, and endurance of John Coltrane's 1965 classic A Love Supreme-a record that proved jazz was a fitting medium for spiritual exploration and for the expression of the sublime. Bringing the same fresh and engaging approach that characterized his critically acclaimed Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, Ashley Kahn tells the story of the genesis, creation, and aftermath of this classic recording. Featuring interviews with more than one hundred musicians, producers, friends, and family members; unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison; and scores of never-before-seen photographs, A Love Supreme balances biography, cultural context, and musical analysis in a passionate and revealing portrait.

The Trane Book - The John Coltrane Real Book

Author : John Coltrane
Publisher : Hal Leonard
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2013-12-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781480368880

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The Trane Book - The John Coltrane Real Book by John Coltrane Pdf

(Fake Book). This collection pays tribute to one of the most influential players in jazz history with over 125 of Coltrane's most memorable works arranged in fake book notation, including: Afro Blue * Alabama * Blue Train (Blue Trane) * Body and Soul * Bye Bye Blackbird * Crescent * Giant Steps * I Want to Talk About You * Jupiter * Lush Life * My Favorite Things * Oleo * So What * Summertime * and more.

Chasin the Trane

Author : J.C. Thomas
Publisher : Doubleday
Page : 342 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2012-06-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307820327

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He was always elusive, on and off the stand; like his music, he was constantly moving, incessantly changing. Just as Charlie Parker stood astride the jazz world of the late 40s and 50s, so did John Coltrane in the late 50s and 60s. Trane was a giant of the saxophone and a major composer. His music also influenced rock and classical musicians, such as Roger McGuinn and David Amram. Yet he was more than a musician; there was a mystical quality, a profound melancholy that emanated from this quiet, self-contained man and moved listeners, some of whom knew little of music but heard something beyond music’s boundaries from the sounds his saxophone created. Many even had their lives changed as a result. J. C. Thomas traces John Coltrane’s life and career from his North Carolina childhood through his apprenticeship under Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, culminating in the saxophonist’s classic quartet that played to steadily increasing audiences throughout America, England, and Japan. The author has drawn on the recollections of those who knew Coltrane best—boyhood friends, band members like Elvin Jones, spiritual mentors like Ravi Shankar, and the women who loved him. Chasin’ The Trane is the story of a man who struggled against drug addiction, studied African and Eastern music and philosophy, admired Einstein’s expanding universe and the shimmering sounds a harp makes, and left behind the enduring legacy of a master musician who was also a beautiful man.

The Jazz of Physics

Author : Stephon Alexander
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2016-04-26
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780465098507

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More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using jazz to answer physics' most vexing questions about the past and future of the universe. Following the great minds that first drew the links between music and physics-a list including Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim-The Jazz of Physics reveals that the ancient poetic idea of the Music of the Spheres," taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics. The Jazz of Physics will fascinate and inspire anyone interested in the mysteries of our universe, music, and life itself.

Clawing at the Limits of Cool

Author : Farah Jasmine Griffin,Salim Washington
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2013-10-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781466855298

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Clawing at the Limits of Cool by Farah Jasmine Griffin,Salim Washington Pdf

When the renowned trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis chose the members of his quintet in 1955, he passed over well-known, respected saxophonists such as Sonny Rollins to pick out the young, still untested John Coltrane. What might have seemed like a minor decision at the time would instead set the course not just for each of their careers but for jazz itself. Clawing at the Limits of Cool is the first book to focus on Davis and Coltrane's musical interaction and its historical context, on the ways they influenced each other and the tremendous impact they've had on culture since then. It chronicles the drama of their collaboration, from their initial historic partnership to the interlude of their breakup, during which each man made tremendous progress toward his personal artistic goals. And it continues with the last leg of their journey together, a time when the Miles Davis group, featuring John Coltrane, forever changed the landscape of jazz. Authors Farah Jasmine Griffin and Salim Washington examine the profound implications that the Davis/Coltrane collaboration would have for jazz and African American culture, drawing parallels to the changing standards of African American identity with their public personas and private difficulties. With vastly different personal and musical styles, the two men could not have been more different. One exemplified the tough, closemouthed cool of the fifties while the other made the transition during this time from unfocused junkie to a religious pilgrim who would inspire others to pursue spiritual enlightenment in the coming decade. Their years together mark a watershed moment, and Clawing at the Limits of Cool draws on both cultural history and precise musical detail to illuminate the importance that their collaboration would have for jazz and American history as a whole.