"The intensity and accuracy of the scholarship in this monumental effort cannot be praised enough ... To give Coltrane his due in book form is to be as painstaking in researching as Coltrane was in practicing. This book honors its subject through such exercise of care." - AllAboutJazz.com
"This opus is clearly the culmination of decades of dedicated and diligent resesarch and is wholly worthy of its illustrious subject. No serious collector of jazz literature can afford to be without it." - Bob Weir, Names & Numbers
About the Author
Lewis Porter is Professor of Music at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he directs the Masters Program in Jazz History and Research. He is a well known author and jazz pianist.
Chris DeVito is a freelance writer and copy editor, and author of a published short story, "Notespinning."
Yasuhiro Fujioka is a freelance jazz writer, producer, and photographer who regularly contributes to Swing Journal and other magazines.
Wolf Schmaler has assisted Yasuhiro Fujioka since 1989 in Coltrane research.
David Wild has authored influential discographies of Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, written liner notes to many recordings on the Impulse! label, and has published in Down Beat, Coda, Cadence, Signal To Noise, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.