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John Coltrane

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The John Coltrane Quartet: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 15 September 1965

Coltrane, Jones Explode Together ...

The New Jazz Gets With It (That Means With Contemporary Art)

Comment by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 January 1966

  SO YOU say you're a jazz fan and you've never heard of Roswell Rudd, Pharaoh Sanders, Sun Ra, or Archie Shepp? You're in the vast ...

Tempo: Coltrane, Shankar and All That Rock & Roll

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1966

IN OUR FEATURE on the Byrds (in the July issue) they credited several sources of unconventional music as influences. They were quite specific about Indian ...

John Coltrane: Meditations (Impulse 9110) *

Review by William Russo, Downbeat, 1 December 1966

Personnel: Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophones; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, Rashied All, drums. ...

John Coltrane: Amen

Obituary by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, December 1967

WHEN JOHN Coltrane died on Monday, July 17th, the world of progressive music lost one of its leading jazz figures, and Impulse Records lost its ...

Alice Coltrane: Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse AS-9203)

Review by Nick Tosches, Rolling Stone, 2 September 1971

THIRTY-THREE year-old Alice Coltrane met her late husband in 1963. They were married shortly thereafter and, in late 1966, she replaced McCoy Tyner on the ...

The Trane now waiting on p.30...

Retrospective by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 25 January 1975

...was no cheap day-excursion, bub. This guy went all the way — heap far out, kemo-sabe. JOHN COLTRANE, him make mighty spirit music. BRIAN CASE, ...

Elvin Jones: This Is The Surgeon Who Pared The Flab

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 21 June 1975

His name? ELVIN JONES — the man who dissected drum technique, put it together with new muscles, and has been demonstrating the product at Ronnie ...

John Coltrane:The Other Village Vanguard Tapes

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 9 April 1977

The combination of affection, respect and awe in which his fans held the late John Coltrane is given to few people in any walk of ...

Blue Note Records: Young, gifted... and Blue

Discography by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 2 September 1978

Chris Welch examines the legacy of Blue Note, the pioneering label currently being re-promoted ...

Miles Davis: You’re Under Arrest (CBS)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 15 June 1985

THIS YEAR, Miles Davis is 59 years old. However, if it’s round numbers that appeal to you, it’s worth mentioning that 1985 marks the 40th ...

Honk If You Love Jesus! The Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church

Report by James Maycock, MOJO, 1997

EVERY TUESDAY afternoon, Sister Deborah spreads Coltrane consciousness through the San Francisco airwaves. ...

Invisible Jukebox: Spiritualized

Interview by Mike Barnes, The Wire, July 1998

Every month we play a musician a series of records which they're asked to identify and comment on — with no prior knowledge of what ...

Coltrane, Davis, Monk, Mingus

Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1999

JOHN COLTRANE, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus were not just virtuoso musicians but path-breaking composers and bandleaders who shaped the sound of modern ...

Miles Davis: Complete Columbia Recordings #3, 1955-'60, with John Coltrane

Review by Clinton Walker, HQ, 2000

IN 1955 WHEN John Coltrane replaced Sonny Rollins in the new quintet Miles Davis was getting together, jazz was at a turning point – and ...

Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, August 2000

TIME SASHAYS on and Miles Davis, who was still with us only a few blinks of an eye ago is already becoming history. Hence Sony's ...

John Coltrane: Live Trane: The European Tours (Pablo)****

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, February 2002

MASSIVE BOX set of Coltrane's classic quartet in action. ...

Alice Coltrane: Enduring Love

Retrospective and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, April 2002


Ashley Kahn: A Love Supreme – The creation of John Coltrane's classic album

Book Review by Nick Coleman, The Independent, 23 October 2002

Hot sax and religion in New Jersey ...

Classic Album: John Coltrane's Blue Train

Review by Mike Diver, Clash, 24 October 2012

JAZZ. The word alone is enough to set some listeners on edge. Honking, squawking, screeching horrors. Well, that's one assessment, at least, and sometimes accurate ...

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters (USM/Impulse/Verve)

Review by David Toop, The Wire, November 2015

The complete session of the landmark John Coltrane album underlines the solemn rigour of the ritual.  ...

Denys Baptiste: Making the Late Trane Accessible

Profile and Interview by David Burke, All About Jazz, 10 October 2017

EVEN THE MOST avowed John Coltrane disciples among us would admit to grappling with some of the albums he released in the couple of years ...

see also Alice Coltrane

see also Ravi Coltrane


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