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Spirit Catcher: The Life & Art of John Coltraneby John Fraim
Synopses & Reviews
-- Captures the central drama of Coltrane's life which other books have failed to do.
-- Proven track record with former distributor: reached the top 1% of all Atrium's titles.
-- Great mystery story throughout with Coltrane's search for a mysterious sound.
-- A new type of jazz criticism which places readers within the context of music.
Spirit Catcher offers a new type of biography and jazz criticism, combining an exciting story with vivid metaphors. It begins in the late 1920s when Coltrane grew up in North Carolina and ends with his death in 1967. Spirit Catcher is structured in three major sections (which incidentally relate to the progress of Coltrane's life and his progress towards spiritual insight): Disciple, Prophet and Spirit. Learn what happened in the interim to make him an international jazz prophet.
"A terrific story! Most enlightening in facets of Coltrane's life even I didn't know about. I had to read the book twice because it was so fascinating. This book knocked me out!" — Bob Thiele, Producer, Impulse Records (Coltrane's main record producer)
Book News Annotation:
The Journal is issued annually to publish original research on works in the Museum's collections and the areas of investigation they represent. The present volume features nine contributions, including a pair of articles that describe the conservation of a group of German shields, a study of portrait busts of children in 15th-century Florence, a note on a drawing by Jusepe de Ribera, an analysis of armor made for the King of Portugal, and a discussion of candelabra by Luigi Valadier from Palazzo Borghese. Black & white illustrations. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-208), discography (p. 209-213), and index.
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