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ISBN: 1556520042
Author: Chris DeVito
Language: English
Publisher: Chicago Review Press; Reprint edition (April 1, 2012)
Pages: 416
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
Rating: 4.8
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Coltrane’s own words about his music and life deserve our attention. The author, Chris DeVito, is the lead author of THE JOHN COLTRANE REFERENCE, which was the BBC jazz book of the year in 2008.

Coltrane’s own words about his music and life deserve our attention. And not just a few interviews, or several cherry-picked articles-but virtually every known interview Coltrane gave.

Coltrane on Coltrane book. Dec 27, 2011 Joe rated it it was amazing. Coltrane was also one of the few musicians whose life, thoughts, and words are as inspiring as his music. This book collects, for the first time, those words. Coltrane was a gracious interviewee. Coltrane on Coltrane is a wonderful book about tenor master John Coltrane told in his own words.

Coltrane on Coltrane : The John Coltrane Interviews. This book collects those words for the first time. Coltrane was a gracious and conscientious interviewee. Musicians in Their Own Words. By (author) Chris DeVito. John Coltrane created a new sound, a music that had nothing to do with anyone except himself. The path he chose was difficult and risky. Nevertheless, he persisted, and his recordings now stand among the greatest of all jazz achievements. His responses were thoughtful and measured; he rarely said anything negative about others (though he could be highly self-critical).

John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension

Named one of the best jazz books of 2010 by Jazz Times 's reader poll John Coltrane created a new sound, a music that had nothing to do with anyone except himself.

Named one of the best jazz books of 2010 by Jazz Times 's reader poll John Coltrane created a new sound, a music that had nothing to do with anyone except himself. And his life, thoughts, and words have been just as inspiring as his music.

John Coltrane was a jazz musician. Once he picked up the saxophone in high school, there was never any question that he was going to do anything else. Not only was he a solid musician, but he also could intelligently discuss his musical motivations, giving many interviews over his 30-year career.

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John Coltrane on Giant Steps. I mean I want to be a force for real good. In other words, I know that there are bad forces. I want to be the force which is truly for good. I know that there are forces out here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. The Church of Coltrane. Coltrane is a recognized saint in the African Orthodox Church. The St. John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church, incorporates Coltrane’s music and his lyrics into their services.

Named one of the best jazz books of 2010 by Jazz Times’s reader poll

John Coltrane created a new sound, a music that had nothing to do with anyone except himself. The path he chose was difficult and risky. Nevertheless, he persisted, and his recordings now stand among the greatest of all jazz achievements. And his life, thoughts, and words have been just as inspiring as his music. This book collects those words for the first time.

Coltrane was a gracious and conscientious interviewee. His responses were thoughtful and measured; he rarely said anything negative about others (though he could be highly self-critical). He freely gave credit to those who influenced and inspired him. Interviewer after interviewer noted how different Coltrane seemed from his music--this quiet man whose music was so volcanic.

Coltrane on Coltrane includes every known Coltrane interview, many in new transcriptions, and several previously unpublished; articles, reminiscences, and liner notes that rely on interviews; and some of Coltrane’s personal writings and correspondence.

John Coltrane never wrote an autobiography. This book is as close to one as possible.

Comments:

Browelali
Boy, this is a great read! I love Mr. Coltrane's music--all of it! And this book has so many great little anecdotes. Mr. DeVito's little editorial corrections to the casual slips of memory Mr. Coltrane made in correspondence and interviews are interesting, too. But it is the character of Mr. Coltrane that emerges in these pages that is most interesting. He is humble, somewhat shy and gracious. And so fiercely dedicated to his craft. I was especially interested to see a casual reference to an after-hours session in some woman's attic Mr. Coltrane attended (early in his career) where Messrs. Art Tatum & Slam Stewart, and Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown were all playing. Considering the amazing finger-busting playing that probably took place there, I wonder how all of that affected his own attitude toward developing a technique that led to the "sheets of sound" identity that later occurred? Also, the way an interviewer prepares to interview someone like him is also revealed. That in itself is interesting...It is a tough one to put down, and also one you can open anywhere and start reading and find something great!
Landaron
A little dry and meandering at times, but if you're a fan, you're a fan. If you would snap up a CD of alternate takes of Trane classics, then this book is for you. Transcriptions of interviews both foreign and domestic that give insight into the thoughts and spirit of Trane; not nuts and bolts of his music but, rather, an effort to give context to the the times and social period in which he created.
Gom
5 page Preface, 1 page Prelude (which is a very important statement), 369 pages of interviews (including 33 pages of Appendices with two interviews with a boyhood friend and music teacher of Coltrane's), 5 pages of Credits, and a 15 page index. There's a few b&w photographs throughout the book. The author, Chris DeVito, is the lead author of THE JOHN COLTRANE REFERENCE, which was the BBC jazz book of the year in 2008.

This wonderful book, as the title suggests, contains interviews with John Coltrane, one of the most important musician/composers in, not only jazz, but music itself. And not just a few interviews, or several cherry-picked articles-but virtually every known interview Coltrane gave. Some are published as they originally appeared, some are new transcriptions, and importantly, some are previously unpublished. The one negative point is the 1961 interview by Ralph J. Gleason. Due to other factors this piece had to be heavily edited, which is a shame. Gleason's knowledge of jazz and his probing questions make for a great interview, especially with someone as thoughtful in his answers as Coltrane.

Beginning in 1952, after a concert, Coltrane and his drummer, Specs Wright, sat down for the first interview that was in conjunction with a two page report on the concert, in THE BALTIMORE AFRO-AMERICAN paper. The interviews conclude in 1966, with a Nat Hentoff interview for the liner notes for the album "Kulu Se Mama", released in 1967. Also included is a section entitled "Quotable Coltrane", which includes short pieces by/about Coltrane from/to various musicians(Thelonious Monk, Sunny Murray) and others (Ralph J. Gleason,Nat Hentoff, LeRoi Jenkins, and others), and 'Tranes "three wishes" from the great jazz book "Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats".

The interviews themselves, obviously by different writers, are of sometimes varying quality. However, even the slightly lesser interviews have useful, interesting information, that help bring a larger picture of Coltrane into sharper focus. Taken as a whole, these articles are about as close to something approaching a Coltrane autobiography that we'll ever see.

In these interviews (some lengthy) Coltrane expounds on his approach to music, and his unending quest to find his own voice through music. His thoughtful answers to questions are full of insight into both his music and the inner workings of a man known for his off-stage gentleness-which, at times, could be the extreme opposite of his music. With the inclusion of a "Blindfold Test" conducted by Leonard Feather, correspondence to both fans (including an inquiry about job opportunities in Ghana), journalists, and liner notes from several albums, this is a full, rich picture of Coltrane.

For anyone who has been captivated by the music-the sound, the combination of both gentleness and fury found in his playing-this is a book worth having in your library. Having these interviews in one volume, where the impact of Coltrane's thoughts and ideas is much greater than a single interview, is well worthwhile. No matter if you've read several interviews, or one or two, the total weight of Coltrane's responses to probing questions are brought together in an easy to read, chronological order. His influences are still being felt today-find out why in this book.
Dorilune
A great collection. I've been skimming through it as a break from work, and the scope of the content really surprised me, including both articles from what's now referred to as the "Mainstream Media", along with Downbeat Blindfold tests. More importantly, the articles aren't confined to the expected niche publications and writers.

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