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The John Coltrane companion : five decades of commentary

Author: Carl Woideck
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Second only to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane was the most influential saxophonist of the postwar jazz years. This book covers his playing and life from his early years in the bands of Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk through his landmark groups of the '60s. This book gathers articles about Coltrane, interviews, and performance and record reviews to portray the man and musician. As both an introduction and a resource,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
John Coltrane companion.
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1998
(OCoLC)639632540
Named Person: John Coltrane; John Coltrane; John Coltrane
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Woideck
ISBN: 0028647904 9780028647906
OCLC Number: 38557353
Description: xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Trane on the track / Ira Gitler --
The style of John Coltrane / Zita Carno --
John Coltrane / Barbara Gardner --
John Coltrane / Joe Goldberg --
John Coltrane: man in the middle / Martin Williams --
John Coltrane / Nat Hentoff --
John Coltrane; a life supreme / Peter Watrous --
John Coltrane: Titan of the blues / Stanley Crouch --
Take the Coltrane / Francis Davis --
Jazz Encyclopedia questionnaire / Institute of Jazz Studies --
An interview with John Coltrane / August Blume --
Blindfold test: Honest John / Leonard Feather --
Coltrane on Coltrane / John Coltrane and Don Demicheal. Conversation with Coltrane / Valerie Wilmer --
John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy answer the jazz critics / Don Demicheal --
La passe dangereuse / Benoît Quersin --
John Coltrane: an interview / Frank Kofsky --
The prestige Coltrane sessions / Carl Woideck --
John Coltrane: the Atlantic years / Lewis Porter --
John Coltrane: the impulse years / David Wild --
The new wave: Bob Thiele talks to Frank Kofsky about John Coltrane / Frank Kofsky --
Early critical reception / Carl Woideck --
'Trane stops in the Gallery / Don Nelsen --
Heard and seen / A.B. Spellman --
Later critical reception / Carl Woideck. The New Miles Davis Quintet / Bill Coss --
John Coltrane / Nat Hentoff --
Blue train / John S. Wilson --
Giant steps / Ralph J. Gleason --
My favorite things ; Olé ; Ballads / Nat Hentoff --
A love supreme / Joe Goldberg --
Ascension / Nat Hentoff --
Meditations / Joe Goldberg --
Kulu se Mama / John S. Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Carl Woideck.

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Second only to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane was the most influential saxophonist of the postwar jazz years. This book covers his playing and life from his early years in the bands of Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk through his landmark groups of the '60s. This book gathers articles about Coltrane, interviews, and performance and record reviews to portray the man and musician. As both an introduction and a resource, it illuminates the life and career of one of this century's greatest musicians.

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