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I definitely learned a fair bit. I’m paraphrasing of course – but that’s the general idea.

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This page was last edited on 6 Juneat Sharon White rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mike rated it liked it Oct 20, It does not bury you in musical scores as the Lewis Porter biography does. He was dumb as dirt. Two additional recordings taken from these shows rtane on the album Impressions” Impressions ” and “India”.

Coltrane also claimed to be a Muslim, embraced bits of Buddhism, spent lots of time with Hinduism, and toyed with mystic Judaism. It was the idea of new producer Bob Thiele to record Coltrane live over four nights in early November, Thiele meeting the saxophonist for the first time face-to-face at the club. Coltrane “Live” at the Village Vanguard YES Carlos – i’m sure you’re both musical gods sent from the cosmos to bless humanity and pilfered groupies everywhere.


There’s a quote in the book that has Coltrane question his Mistress hook-up as to whether she was a Christian cuz, he ain’t having illicit sex outside of marriage and away from his wife and daughter with anyone but good Christian women. No doubt, the man could blow a sax – But all his hippy civil-rights new age crap gets real annoying. Blue Train Coltrane Time. Preview — Coltrane by J. Coltrane Cultural Society Blues for Coltrane: Other books have discussed Coltrane’s musical importance, which is not minimal, but this book goes more in to the nature of his spiritual journeying and how he affected those people whom he came into contact with.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Retrieved from ” https: I also listened to 5 of his C.

Thiele secured Coltrane’s trust right away by not insisting he record his most popular song, ” My Favorite Things “, during these shows. I don’t consider myself much of a Coltrane fan but I got this book for free and decided to read it.

Helped me understand John Coltrane on a deeper level. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Impulse IMPD tran notesp. Can you imagine sitting at the Half Note Club and taking in a Coltrane set?

Chasin’ the Trane

From humble origins he rose to I read this a few years ago so I’m probably not in a good position to review it at this point in time. I can only dream. This book goes into detail about his health issues and endless mouth and teeth problems that affected his horn playing. Pete Welding described it as “a torrential and anguished outpouring, delivered with unmistakable power, conviction, and near-demonic ferocity.


It seems like chaasin great jazz musicians just can’t lay off the smack. David Burdige rated it really liked it Jun 29, On the funny side: Coltrane may of had a fairly deep understanding of Jazz melodies and tone, but religion???

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Often from the great quotes from friends and legends – we even get insane babbling pseudo-spiritualizing from Carlos Santana. The text is solid, economical and informative.

Coltrane: Chasin’ the Trane by J.C. Thomas

The group was named after Charlie Parker, whom they trwne to John the Baptist. Nov 01, Rod rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 15, Aashish rated it really liked it.

I really love the Coltrane and Johnny Hartman I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In contrast to his previous album for Impulse!