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John Coltrane. Biografie

John Coltrane. Biografie
Genre Porträt / Biographie
Release Date 14.04.2011
EAN-Code 9783841900692
Label Edel Books
Pages 288 (40 images)
Dimensions (cm) 25 x 18.5 x 2
ISBN 9783841900692
Author Karl Lippegaus

John Coltrane and Miles Davis are the twin luminaries of modern jazz – an uneven pair one could say: the music of one can only be explained through his life, the life of the other can only be explained through his music. John Coltrane’s life was playing jazz. No one explored the depths of his instrument as thoroughly as this saxophonist from North Carolina did in just twelve years of his unparalleled career. When he died in 1967 at the age of 40, he left behind a whole musical universe that still fascinates the listener to this day. Coltrane’s influence was not just limited to the world of jazz, it also encompassed whole swathes of progressive rock music: bands such as Cream and the Grateful Dead were inspired by him to turn their talent to long collective improvisations. In his book, "John Coltrane - Biography", Karl Lippegaus presents a portrait of the greatest jazz saxophonist ever through his musical development: the rise from a shy sideman in the Miles Davis quintet to the herald of a spiritual “love supreme”, the words he used to name his most significant album, Love Supreme, which sold in the millions.

The author explores the world of Coltrane tempting us to listen to his music, at the same time regaling us with innumerable tales of and around jazz.

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