Coltrane on Coltrane : The John Coltrane Interviews

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-01
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Spanning a body of work that stands with the greatest of the 20th century, this autobiographical perspective of John Coltrane reveals the quiet man behind the fiery music through interviews, liner notes, personal correspondence, and more. As complete a record as possible, this book includes every known Coltrane interview--many in new and more accurate transcriptions and several previously unpublished--as well as articles, reminiscences, liner notes, and personal correspondence with fans and journalists. A truly intimate portrait of a dedicated musician, this compilation of his wise words on improvisation, music, and life show why the man and his music continue to inspire devotion, adoration, and joy nearly 50 years after his death.

Author Biography

Chris DeVito is a freelance writer, a copy editor, and the lead author of The John Coltrane Reference, which was named the BBC's jazz book of the year in 2008. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Prelude: "A Statement of Musical Purpose"p. 1
1952 to 1960
"The Afro Goes to a Be-Bop Concert"p. 5
Interview with John Coltranep. 9
Correspondence with Fansp. 31
Correspondence with Journalist Bob Sneadp. 35
Letter to Dickson Debrah Kisaip. 39
"Trane on the Track"p. 41
"Jazz Profile: John Coltrane¨a Dedicated Musician"p. 45
"Honest John: The Blindfold Test"p. 47
Giant Steps liner Notesp. 51
Interview with John Coltranep. 55
"The John Coltrane Story" As told top. 61
"Coltrane on Coltrane"p. 65
1961 to 1962
"Coltrane¨Man and Music"p. 75
Interview with John Coltranep. 81
"Countdown at Abart's: New King of Jazz Taking Blight Here"p. 85
"Accent on Jazz: The King Wears a Cockeyed Crown"p. 87
"Finally Made"p. 91
Africa/Brass Liner Notesp. 93
"Theatre Notes: Jazz Masters at Lunch"p. 95
Interview with John Coltranep. 97
"Live" at the Village Vanguard Liner Notesp. 105
'Td Like to Return to Britain¨and rd Like to Play Your Clubs"p. 109
"Conversation with Coltrane"p. 113
"John Coltrane Talks to Jazz News"p. 119
"John Coltrane: A Modern Faust'p. 123
"John Coltrane: An Interview"p. 129
Interview with John Coltranep. 137
"Jazzman of the Year: John Coltrane"p. 139
"John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy Answer the Jazz Critics"p. 149
Letter to Don DeMichealp. 159
"On the Town: Coltrane's Back Better than Ever"p. 163
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Liner Notesp. 167
Interview with John Coltranep. 169
Interview with John Coltranep. 185
Interview with John Coltranep. 191
1963 to 1967
"After Dark: His Solos Run 45 Minutes Long"p. 199
"The Trane Bolls In to Create a Miniature UN"p. 201
"John Coltrane¨'Trane'" (Part 1)p. 205
Interview with John Coltranep. 211
"Coltrane: Next Thing for Me¨African Rhythms"p. 217
"The Jazz Bit: A Chat with John Coltrane"p. 221
"Coltrane Shaping Musical Revolt"p. 223
A Love Supreme Liner Notesp. 225
"John Coltrane"p. 229
"Dropping the Ball and Chain from Jazz"p. 237
"Coltrane, Star of Antibes: 'ICan't Go Farther'"p. 241
Interview with John Coltranep. 247
"John Coltrane¨'Trane'" (Part 2)p. 255
Meditations Liner Notesp. 263
Interviews with John Coltranep. 265
Interview with John Coltranep. 281
Live at the Village Vanguard Again! Liner Notesp. 319
"John Coltrane: My Impressions and Recollections"p. 323
Kulu SÚ Mama Liner Notesp. 329
"Trane's Gone"p. 331
Quotable Coltranep. 333
Coda: Trane's Three Wishesp. 339
Interview with Franklin Browerp. 341
Interview with Isadore Granoffp. 371
Creditsp. 375
Indexp. 381
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