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Coltrane on Coltrane: The John Coltrane Interviews

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Named one of the best jazz books of 2010 by Jazz Timess reader poll

John Coltrane created a new sound, a music that had nothing to do with anyone except himself. The path he chose was difficult and risky. Nevertheless, he persisted, and his recordings now stand among the greatest of all jazz achievements. And his life, thoughts, and words have been just as inspiring as his music. This book collects those words for the first time.

Coltrane was a gracious and conscientious interviewee. His responses were thoughtful and measured; he rarely said anything negative about others (though he could be highly self-critical). He freely gave credit to those who influenced and inspired him. Interviewer after interviewer noted how different Coltrane seemed from his music--this quiet man whose music was so volcanic.

Coltrane on Coltrane includes every known Coltrane interview, many in new transcriptions, and several previously unpublished; articles, reminiscences, and liner notes that rely on interviews; and some of Coltranes personal writings and correspondence.

John Coltrane never wrote an autobiography. This book is as close to one as possible.

Synopsis:

Spanning a body of work that stands with the greatest of the 20th century, this autobiographical perspective of John Coltrane reveals the quiet man behind the fiery music through interviews, liner notes, personal correspondence, and more. As complete a record as possible, this book includes every known Coltrane interview—many in new and more accurate transcriptions and several previously unpublished—as well as articles, reminiscences, liner notes, and personal correspondence with fans and journalists. A truly intimate portrait of a dedicated musician, this compilation of his wise words on improvisation, music, and life shows why the man and his music continue to inspire devotion, adoration, and joy nearly 50 years after his death.

About the Author

Chris DeVito is a freelance writer, a copy editor, and the lead author of The John Coltrane Reference, which was named the BBC's jazz book of the year in 2008. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556520044
Author:
Devito, Chris
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Author:
DeVito, Chris
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Music-Individual Composer and Musician
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Musicians in Their Own Words
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Spanning a body of work that stands with the greatest of the 20th century, this autobiographical perspective of John Coltrane reveals the quiet man behind the fiery music through interviews, liner notes, personal correspondence, and more. As complete a record as possible, this book includes every known Coltrane interview—many in new and more accurate transcriptions and several previously unpublished—as well as articles, reminiscences, liner notes, and personal correspondence with fans and journalists. A truly intimate portrait of a dedicated musician, this compilation of his wise words on improvisation, music, and life shows why the man and his music continue to inspire devotion, adoration, and joy nearly 50 years after his death.

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