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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 on September 29, 2013 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
Johnny Coltrane was an artist who was so dedicated, so focussed, so momochromatic that his very being was enmeshed with creating his unique music, almost to the exclusion of any... Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Pugwash