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Ben Ratliff's book is about Coltrane's work not a biography but an analysis of the music and the concepts behind it.
A great read and very informative . Read more
An important book that looks at Coltrane with love, with appreciation of the music, but also with a fair critique of all the noise that grew up around the legend. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Frederick L. VanDoren
as a jazz guy i've read all the great coltrane books but this one by a jazz critic/journalist has more of a spiritual insight thinkin
about trane and has a bit more bite... Read more
ONE CANNOT EXPLAIN THE FEELING OF SOMETHING AS GREAT AS ART BEING MADE AT THE PRECISE MOMENT IT'S DONE, LET ALONE 50 YRS. LATER. Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by LESTER O'GARRO
I enjoyed this book very much. I have been enjoying Coltrane's music since 1978 and I have read a lot of books about him. This one was well written and a pleasure.Published on October 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This was an absolutely fabulous book. Mind you, it's not a biography of John Coltrane and was never meant to be - read the subtitle: "The Story of A Sound. Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by J. I. Uitto