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Coltrane on Coltrane: The John Coltrane Interviews

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“The type of book that should be compiled on every great musician. It is an inspired concept that is perfectly done.”  Los Angeles Jazz Scene

Spanning a body of work that stands with the greatest of the 20th century, this autobiographical perspective of John Coltrane reveals the quiet man behind the fiery music through interviews, liner notes, personal correspondence, and more. As complete a record as possible, this book includes every known Coltrane interview–many in new and more accurate transcriptions and several previously unpublished–as well as articles, reminiscences, liner notes, and personal correspondence with fans and journalists. A truly intimate portrait of a dedicated musician, this compilation of his wise words on improvisation, music, and life shows why the man and his music continue to inspire devotion, adoration, and joy nearly 50 years after his death.

"From start to finish, it's nothing short of engrossing."   Smooth magazine


“There’s plenty for a serious jazz fan to absorb from this interesting collection. . . . Coltrane’s own words about his music and life deserve our attention.”   JazzTimes.com

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