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Chasin' the Trane : the music and mystique of John Coltrane

Author: J C Thomas
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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He was always elusive, on and off the stand; like his music, he was constantly moving, incessantly changing. Just as Charlie Parker stood astride the jazz world of the late 40s and 50s, so did John Coltrane in the late 50s and 60s. Trane was a giant of the saxophone and a major composer. His music also influenced rock and classical musicians, such as Roger McGuinn and David Amram. Yet he was more than a musician;  Read more...
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Thomas, J.C.
Chasin' the Trane.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975
(DLC) 74002526
(OCoLC)1120910
Named Person: John Coltrane; John Coltrane; John Coltrane
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J C Thomas
ISBN: 9780307820327 0307820327
OCLC Number: 803366809
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: J.C. Thomas.
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He was always elusive, on and off the stand; like his music, he was constantly moving, incessantly changing. Just as Charlie Parker stood astride the jazz world of the late 40s and 50s, so did John Coltrane in the late 50s and 60s. Trane was a giant of the saxophone and a major composer. His music also influenced rock and classical musicians, such as Roger McGuinn and David Amram. Yet he was more than a musician; there was a mystical quality, a profound melancholy that emanated from this quiet, self-contained man and moved listeners, some of whom knew little of music but heard something beyond music's boundaries from the sounds his saxophone created. Many even had their lives changed as a result. J.C. Thomas traces John Coltrane's life and career from his North Carolina childhood through his apprenticeship under Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, culminating in the saxophonist's classic quartet that played to steadily increasing audiences throughout America, England, and Japan. The author has drawn on the recollections of those who knew Coltrane best'boyhood friends, band members like Elvin Jones, spiritual mentors like Ravi Shankar, and the women who loved him. Chasin' The Trane is the story of a man who struggled against drug addiction, studied African and Eastern music and philosophy, admired Einstein's expanding universe and the shimmering sounds a harp makes, and left behind the enduring legacy of a master musician who was also a beautiful man.

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