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John Coltrane : his life and music

Author: Lewis Porter
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1998.
Series: Michigan American music series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Coltrane was a key figure in jazz history, a pioneer in world music, and an intensely emotional force whose following continues to grow. This new biography, the first by a professional jazz scholar and performer, presents a huge amount of never-before-published material, including interviews with Coltrane, documents in his handwriting, photos, genealogical documents, and innovative musical analysis that offers
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porter, Lewis, 1951-
John Coltrane.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1998
(OCoLC)606507192
Named Person: John Coltrane; John Coltrane; John Coltrane; John Coltrane
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Porter
ISBN: 0472101617 9780472101610
OCLC Number: 37693923
Awards: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award, 1999.
Description: xvii, 409 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Southern Roots --
Life without Father --
A Musical Education I --
"Every Day Was an Adventure" --
A Musical Education II --
Philadelphia, 1946-48 --
A Musical Education III --
Apprenticeship with Vinson and Gillespie --
Obscurity: 1951-55 --
The Turning Point: Miles and Monk --
Coltrane's Music: 1955-57 --
Back with Miles Davis --
Giant Steps and Kind of Blue --
"Today's Top Tenor" and His "All-Star Band" --
"So Much More to Do" --
More on Coltrane's Music of 1961-65 --
A Love Supreme --
The Man: "A Quiet, Shy Guy" --
Final Years: 1965-67.
Series Title: Michigan American music series.
Responsibility: Lewis Porter.
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