The Story of John Coltrane's Signature AlbumBook - 2002
Bringing the same fresh and engaging approach to music that characterized his critically acclaimed Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, Ashley Kahn has written an even more illuminating celebration of saxophone legend John Coltrane's 1964 spiritual opus and masterwork. A Love Supremeis a passionate and revealing portrait of a timelessly resonant musical statement, artfully balancing biography, analysis, and a palpable enthusiasm that anyone from the casual listener to the avid fan will enjoy. A Love Supremewas written with the full cooperation of Coltrane's family and features the voices of more than a hundred musicians, producers, and witnesses, including the surviving participants in the album: Elvin Jones, pianist McCoy Tyner, and engineer Rudy Van Gelder. With unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison and scores of never-before-seen photographs, A Love Supremeweaves a rich historical backdrop to the 1964 recording and examines the questions and myths surrounding the album.
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking : 2002
Branch Call Number: 781.65 C722a
Characteristics: 260p illus