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MattW rated it it was amazing Jan 08, th There’s a quote in the book that has Coltrane question his Mistress hook-up as to whether she was a Christian cuz, he ain’t having illicit sex outside of marriage and away from his wife and daughter with anyone but good Christian women. This biography of Trane is both beautiful and informative. I really love the Coltrane and Johnny Hartman collaborations.

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Views Read Edit View history. Ryan rated it really liked it Sep 26, He never challenged religions to their cores. Mar 10, Colin Dhasin rated it really liked it. From humble origins he rose to prominence as a rhythm and blues saxophonist only to be struck down by the pain and degradation of addiction.

The text is solid, economical and informative.

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I found it highly readable and it sent me off listening to Trane classics for months afterwards. I read this and watched the Netflicks documentary on Coltrane. Thiele secured Coltrane’s trust right away by not insisting he record his most popular song, ” My Favorite Things “, during these shows. Black Nationalism and the Revolution in Music. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


May 28, doug bowman rated it really liked it. Wayne rated it liked it Jan 27, The congregation later became affiliated with the African Orthodox Church; this involved changing Coltrane’s status from a god to a saint. EchosMyron rated it really liked it Mar 05, Paperbackpages. A telling glimpse into the hard life of a jazz musician.

This page was last edited on 6 Juneat No doubt, the man could blow a sax – But all his hippy civil-rights new age crap gets real annoying. There was a mystical quality, a profound melancholy emanating from this quiet, self-contained man that chaxin listeners–some of whom Always elusive, constantly moving, incessantly changing, John Coltrane stood astride the jazz world of the late ’50s and ’60s.

I don’t consider myself much of a Coltrane fan but I got this book for free and decided to read it. Preview — Coltrane by J. Dec 01, Michael Lauro rated it liked it. John’s journey through the glory days of Jazz is essential reading. The University of Michigan Press, Coltrane may of had a fairly deep understanding of Teane melodies and tone, but religion???

From humble origins he rose to I read this a few years ago so I’m probably not in a good position to review it at this point in time. Here’s a ludicrous quote: I can only dream. To hear the insight of those who knew him, lived with him, loved him, and worked with him is invaluable!.

Published August 22nd by Da Capo Press first published The Story of A Sound. The performances are quintet for “Spiritual”, quartet for ” Softly, as cnasin a Morning Sunrise “, and trio for “Chasin’ the Trane”.

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He overcame this through what he personally described as a “spiritual awakening” and his subsequent catalogue of music often expressed the story of this awakening – never more fully and richly portrayed than in his magnus opus “A Love Supreme”. Zac Olsen rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Alec rated it really liked it Sep 07, Thhe traces John Coltrane’s life and career from his North Carolina childhood through his apprenticeship with Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, to its culmination in the saxophonist’s classic quartet that played to steadily increasing audiences throughout America, Europe, and Japan.


This lent me some appreciation for his music, which I went and listened to as a result, but some of it is still too out there for me, although I recognize the artistry involved in it now, and have some background as to where Coltrane was coming from and how he affected people, not just musically, but personally, as well.

Byers rated it really liked it. Jimi Hendrix did the same things, only more musical But anything el I read this and watched the Netflicks documentary on Coltrane. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Pursuant to the article by Coltrane and Dolphy, for the following April 26 issue Down Beat presented two reviews of Live! I approached this book as a faithful devotee of John Coltrane’s music so it was unlikely that I would be disappointed and alas I was not. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, On September 23,Impulse!

The astonishing tale of a brilliant mind and an extraordinary musician – Beyond its searching lays the harmony. Can you imagine sitting at the Half Note Club and taking in a Coltrane set? People sure do have passionate, somewhat delusional, opinions about John Coltrane and his music. Oct 23, Kurt rated it really liked it. Nov 01, Rod rated it really liked it Shelves:

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