Coltrane: The Story of a Sound Paperback

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound Paperback
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John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement that makes him so prized forty years after his death? What were the factors that helped Coltrane become who he was? And what would a John Coltrane look like now--or are we looking for the wrong signs?

In this deftly written, riveting study, New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff answers these questions and examines the life of Coltrane, the acclaimed band leader and deeply spiritual man who changed the face of jazz music. Ratliff places jazz among other art forms and within the turbulence of American social history, and he places Coltrane not just among jazz musicians but among the greatest American artists.

Product Details Paperback: 250 pages Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (October 28, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312427786 ISBN-13: 978-0312427788 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces