Coltrane on Coltrane

Author: Chris DeVito
Publisher:
ISBN: 1556520042
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents a collection of every interview given by the American jazz musician, along with excerpts from his own writings.

John Coltrane

Author: Peter Kemper
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 9783159612003
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Music

John Coltrane spielte unüberhörbar und maßgeblich am bestverkauften Jazz-Album aller Zeiten mit – »Kind of Blue« von Miles Davis – , und wenige Jahre später produzierte er selbst sein Album für die Hall of Fame, das zum Maßstab des Jazz-Saxophons erhobene »A Love Supreme«. Sein Beitrag zur Entwicklung des Jazz, die (Über-)Dehnung der Funktionsharmonik und ihre schließliche Überwindung, war der bislang letzte Riesenschritt der Jazzgeschichte. Aber all das hat wohl weniger zu der Heiligenverehrung geführt, die Coltrane postum zuteil wird, als die lebensgeschichtliche Wendung von den Drogen zur Spiritualität. Eine Biographie, wie sie Peter Kemper kenntnisreich, anschaulich und lebensnah schreibt, lässt Laien und Liebhaber dieses existenzielle Spannungsverhältnis begreifen.

Coltrane

Author: Ben Ratliff
Publisher: Koch International GmbH
ISBN: 9783854456384
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Genre: Music

Es ist schwieriger, über John Coltrane zu schreiben als über jeden anderen Musiker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Im Vergleich mit vielen anderen Jazzmusikern verlief sein Leben ohne große Ereignisse. Zwar war er eine Weile heroinsüchtig, und Miles Davis schlug ihn einmal nieder, aber nachdem er erst einmal "spirituell erwacht" war, wie er es im Hüllentext seines Albums A Love Supreme ausdrückt, widmete er sich mit extremer Zielstrebigkeit nur noch seiner Musik. Was war die Essenz dieser Musik, die Coltrane auch vierzig Jahre nach seinem Tod noch so einzigartig erscheinen lässt? Was hatten seine Improvisationen, seine Kompositionen, seine Stellung gegenüber seinen Jazz-Zeitgenossen so Besonderes, dass sich so viele Musiker und Zuhörer zu ihm hingezogen fühlen? Und: Wie würde John Coltrane heute aussehen? Solche Fragen stellt der renommierte Jazzkritiker Ben Ratliff in seinem Buch über Coltrane, das sich dem Thema in zwei Teilen nähert. Im ersten Teil schildert Ratliff Coltranes Entwicklung von den ersten Plattenaufnahmen als unbekannter Musiker in einer Navy-Band bis hin zu seinen letzten Sessions, als er vielen fast schon als Heiliger galt. Ratliff richtet den Fokus vor allem auf die letzten zehn Jahre von Coltranes Leben, in denen er auf seiner fast religiösen Suche nach tieferer Ausdruckskraft eine auffällige Serie von seelischen Zusammenbrüchen hatte. Im zweiten Teil seines Buchs verfolgt Ratliff einen anderen Faden: den Einfluss, den Coltrane auf andere Musiker hatte, und seine kreative Hinterlassenschaft. Diese Story beginnt in den Mittfünfzigern und untersucht die Reaktionen der Musiker und Kritiker im Hinblick auf die Frage: Warum nimmt Coltrane einen solch großen und unverrückbaren Stellenwert für die Basisidentität des Jazz ein? Ratliff stellt Coltrane in eine Reihe mit den größten amerikanischen Künstlern nicht nur im Jazz und schürft nach den Kraftquellen seiner Musik - nicht nur hinsichtlich der Spieltechnik, der Kompositionskunst und der musikalischen Konzepte, sondern auch in den tieferen Frequenzen von Coltranes Sound.

John Coltrane Biografie

Author: Karl Lippegaus
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783841900968
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

John Coltrane und Miles Davis sind die Säulenheiligen des modernen Jazz - ein ungleiches Paar: Des einen Musik lässt sich nur durch sein Leben erklären, des anderen Leben nur durch seine Musik. John Coltranes Leben war Jazz spielen. Niemand erkundete sein Instrument so tief und so besessen wie der Saxophonist aus North Carolina in den nur zwölf Jahren seiner beispiellosen Karriere. Als er 1967 mit 40 Jahren starb, hinterließ er ein musikalisches Universum, dessen Faszination bis heute ungebrochen ist. Coltranes Einfluss beschränkte sich nicht nur auf den Jazz, sondern erfasste auch große Teile der progressiven Rockmusik: Bands wie Cream und Grateful Dead fühlten sich durch ihn zu langen kollektiven Improvisationen animiert. Karl Lippegaus zeichnet in seinem Buch das Porträt des größten Saxophonisten im Jazz anhand seiner musikalischen Entwicklung nach: vom schüchternen Sideman im Quintett von Miles Davis bis zum Künder einer spirituellen "höchsten Liebe" - der Love Supreme, nach der er sein bedeutendstes, heute millionenfach verkauftes Album benannte. Der Autor erkundet den Kosmos Coltrane, verführt zum Hören seiner Musik und erzählt nebenher zahllose Geschichten vom Jazz.

The Jazz Style of John Coltrane

Author: John Coltrane
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457494147
Release Date: 1999-10-07
Genre: Music

The Giants of Jazz series is designed to provide a method for studying, analyzing, imitating and assimilating the idiosyncratic and general facets of the styles of various jazz giants. The Jazz Style of John Coltrane provides many transcriptions, plus discography, biographical data, style traits, genealogy, and bibliography.

John Coltrane and Black America s Quest for Freedom

Author: Leonard Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199779740
Release Date: 2010-09-09
Genre: Music

Edited by prominent musician and scholar Leonard Brown, John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music is a timely exploration of Coltrane's sound and its spiritual qualities that are rooted in Black American music-culture and aspirations for freedom. A wide-ranging collection of essays and interviews featuring many of the most eminent figures in Black American music and jazz studies and performance --Tommy Lee Lott, Anthony Brown, Herman Gray, Emmett G. Price III, Tammy Kernodle, Salim Washington, Eric Jackson, TJ Anderson ,Yusef Lateef, Billy Taylor, Olly Wilson, George Russell, and a never before published interview with Elvin Jones -- the book examines the full spectrum of Coltrane's legacy. Each work approaches this theme from a different angle, in both historical and contemporary contexts, focusing on how Coltrane became a quintessential example of the universal and enduring qualities of Black American culture.

Beyond A Love Supreme

Author: Tony Whyton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199993116
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre: Music

Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, A Love Supreme is widely considered John Coltrane's magnum opus and one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. In Beyond A Love Supreme, Tony Whyton explores both the musical complexities of A Love Supreme and the album's seminal importance in jazz history. Marking Coltrane's transition from the bebop and hard bop of his earlier recordings to the free jazz style perfected throughout the rest of his career, the album also embodies the deep spirituality that characterized the final years of his life. The titles of the four part suite--"Acknowledgment," "Resolution," "Pursuance," and "Psalm"--along with the poem Coltrane composed for inclusion in the liner notes, which he "recites" instrumentally in "Psalm," reflect the religious aspect of the album, a quality that contributes to its mystique and symbolic importance within the canon of major jazz recordings. But Whyton also shows how A Love Supreme challenges many of the traditional, unreflective assumptions that permeate jazz culture--the binary oppositions between improvisation and composition, black music and white music, live performance and studio recording. He critically examines many of the mythologizing narratives about how the album was conceived and recorded and about what it signifies in terms of the trajectory of Coltrane's personal life. Sifting through the criticism of late Coltrane, Whyton suggests ways of listening to these recordings that go beyond the conventional ideologies of mainstream jazz practice and open the music to a wider range of responses. Filled with fresh insights into one of the most influential recordings in jazz history, Beyond A Love Supreme is an indispensable resource for jazz scholars, jazz musicians, and fans and aficionados at all levels.

John Coltrane

Author: Lewis Porter
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015066413694
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Looks at the life and musical practices of the influential jazz musician, drawing on interviews with Coltrane and his associates, and original documents

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

Author: Gabriel Solis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199744367
Release Date: 2014-01
Genre: Music

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall is an historical, cultural, and analytical study of the album by the same name. Recorded in 1957, but lost until 2005, it is a particularly interesting lens through which to view jazz both as a historical tradition and as a contemporary cultural form.

The John Coltrane Reference

Author: Lewis Porter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135097943
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Music

The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely established. Well-known Coltrane biographer and jazz educator Lewis Porter has assembled an international team of scholars to write The John Coltrane Reference, an indispensable guide to the life and music of John Coltrane. The John Coltrane Reference features a a day-by-day chronology, which extends from 1926-1967, detailing Coltrane's early years and every live performance given by Coltrane as either a sideman or leader, and a discography offering full session information from the first year of recordings, 1946, to the last, 1967. The appendices list every film and television appearance, as well as every recorded interview. Richly illustrated with over 250 album covers and photos from the collection of Yasuhiro Fujioka, The John Coltrane Reference will find a place in every major library supporting a jazz studies program, as well as John Coltrane enthusiasts.

The John Coltrane Companion

Author: Carl Woideck
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: UOM:39015040216999
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography

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.

Essential Jazz Lines In the Style of John Coltrane Guitar Edt

Author: COREY CHRISTIANSEN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610658195
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Music

Saxophonist John Coltrane was one of the most innovative, creative, and influential jazz artists of the 20th Century. Both stylistically and harmonically, he opened doors for others to follow. This book will focus on the first period of Coltrane's career, when he was with Miles Davis, and the jazz vocabulary he used. First, to help the student better understand Coltrane's bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Coltrane's style in notation and tablature grouped by the harmony over which they can be used. the accompanying play-along CD provides the rhythm parts for each section, including a track for each section that modulates through the cycle of fourths, helping you master the phrases in all keys. By combining various lines, musicians will be able to mix and match numerous combinations of these lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds, and other harmonic situations. Incorporate these essential jazz lines into your vocabulary and you will be able to create your own lines in the style of John Coltrane.Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc.

Monument Eternal

Author: Franya J. Berkman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819571069
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Music

Alice Coltrane was a composer, improviser, guru, and widow of John Coltrane. Over the course of her musical life, she synthesized a wide range of musical genres including gospel, rhythm-and-blues, bebop, free jazz, Indian devotional song, and Western art music. Her childhood experiences playing for African-American congregations in Detroit, the ecstatic and avant-garde improvisations she performed on the bandstand with her husband John Coltrane, and her religious pilgrimages to India reveal themselves on more than twenty albums of original music for the Impulse and Warner Brothers labels. In the late 1970s Alice Coltrane became a swami, directing an alternative spiritual community in Southern California. Exploring her transformation from Alice McLeod, Detroit church pianist and bebopper, to guru Swami Turiya Sangitananda, Monument Eternal illuminates her music and, in turn, reveals the exceptional fluidity of American religious practices in the second half of the twentieth century. Most of all, this book celebrates the hybrid music of an exceptional, boundary-crossing African-American artist. Ebook Edition Note: All images in center photo section have been redacted.

John Coltrane

Author: Martin Smith
Publisher: Bookmarks
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111932955
Release Date: 2003
Genre: African American jazz musicians

Martin Smith returns to his highly acclaimed text with the same passion as before to give us a deeper and more rounded portrait of the great black musician - John Coltrane. 'This book helps us to hear, behind his wonderful records, the sound of the fight against racial injustice in the USA' - Eric Hobsbawm, historian and author of The Jazz Scene 'A must for activists and music lovers alike' - John Pandit, member of Asian Dub Foundation 'A welcome addition to the John Coltrane story' - Courtney Pine, jazz musician