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John Coltrane and black America's quest for freedom : spirituality and the music

Author: Leonard L Brown
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a timely exploration of Coltrane's sound and its spiritual qualities that are rooted in Black American music-culture and aspirations for freedom. A wide-ranging collection of essays and interviews featuring many of the most eminent figures in Black American music and jazz studies and performance--Tommy L. Lott, Anthony Brown, Herman Gray, Emmett G. Price III, Tammy L. Kernodle, Salim Washington, Eric D.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Music
Named Person: John Coltrane; John Coltrane; John Coltrane; John Coltrane
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard L Brown
ISBN: 9780195328530 0195328531 9780195328929 0195328922
OCLC Number: 494982788
Description: xiv, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: You have to be invited : reflections on music making and musician creation in black American culture / Leonard L. Brown --
In his own words : Coltrane's responses to critics / Leonard L. Brown --
John Coltrane and the practice of freedom / Herman Gray --
John Coltrane as the personification of spirituality in black music / Anthony Brown --
Freedom is a constant struggle : Alice Coltrane and the redefining of the jazz avante-garde / Tammy L. Kernodle --
When bar walkers preach : John Coltrane and the crisis of the black intellectual / Tommy L. Lott --
"Don't let the devil (make you) lose your joy" : a look at late Coltrane / Salim Washington --
The spiritual ethos in black music and its quintessential exemplar, John Coltrane / Emmett G. Price III --
Somebody please say, "Amen!" / Eric D, Jackson --
Masters on a master introduction : Anthony Brown's and Leonard L. Brown's conversations with Olly Wilson, Yusef Lateef and Billy Taylor --
Conversation with Olly Wilson --
Conversation with Yusef Lateef --
Conversation with Billy Taylor --
Coda : George Russell on John Coltrane.
Other Titles: John Coltrane & black America's quest for freedom
Responsibility: edited by Leonard L. Brown.
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Through a diverse collection of essays and interviews featuring leading Black media personalities, musicians and scholars, this volume presents the "insiders' view" - Black perspectives on Coltrane's  Read more...

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Coltrane's significance in the black community goes far beyond the notes he played. He stands for integrity, humility, spirituality, and more. For me, this book is a chance to read what my esteemed Read more...

 
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