If there was ever a "dead sea scroll" for jazz this document might be it. Below is a handwritten sketch for "A Love Supreme" by saxophonist John Coltrane : a 33-minute composition that Coltrane wrote as his testament to his belief ... FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Radio 3
PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- The holiday record collection at my house isn't large, but it's carefully curated. A 180-gram Rhino reissue of John Coltrane's My Favorite Things shares space with the $3 thrift store Bing Crosby compilation I ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Street
The songs were a byproduct of slavery in the U.S. But after being passed along by generations of African-American musicians, they were later embraced by a variety of improvisers, including Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Grant Green and John Coltrane. FULL ARTICLE AT NPR
It's a question that's been posed since at least the 1960s: what is the future of jazz music?
The Jazz Age officially ended when the Great Depression began in 1930, but it continued to be a dominant cultural ... FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Radio 3
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John William Coltrane (sometimes abbreviated "Trane"; 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 in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and... Full Article At Wikipedia.org