Book — xxii, 821 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Dedication Preface About The Authors How to Use This Book Using The Chronology Using The Discography Updates Symbols and Abbreviations Chronology: 1926--1967 Epilogue
383 Discography 1946-1967 Epilogue: Coltrane's Funeral Alice Coltrane Session Using John Coltrane's Voice Appendix A: Film and TV Appearances Appendix B: Recorded Interviews References Acknowledgments.
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Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely established. Well-known Coltrane biographer and jazz educator Lewis Porter has assembled an international team of scholars to write "The John Coltrane Reference, "an indispensable guide to the life and music of John Coltrane. "The John Coltrane Reference" features a day-by-day chronology, which extends from 1926-1967, detailing Coltrane's early years and every live performance given by Coltrane as either a sideman or leader, and a discography offering full session information from the first year of recordings, 1946, to the last, 1967. The appendices list every film and television appearance, as well as every recorded interview.Richly illustrated with over 250 album covers and photos from the collection of Yasuhiro Fujioka, "The John Coltrane Reference "will find a place in every major library supporting a jazz studies program, as well as John Coltrane enthusiasts. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780415977555 20160528
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Setting the world's most famous rock group in the context of 20th century popular music and the decade in which they rose to stardom, music historian and journalist Ian MacDonald traces their development song-by-song, placing each of the 187 works in a provocative cultural reevaluation of their artistic achievements. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780805027808 20160527