JOHN COLTRANE is a detailed, sharp, concise look at the American saxophone legend, John Coltrane. Martin Smith has given the readers a memorable account in this short biography.
This book is a look at jazz, racism, the civil rights movement and its directions during the 1960s, resistance, and the role of John Coltrane. The chapters on early years and Bebop will hold the readers attention as will the other chapters. The book also contains a fine notes section a John Coltrane discography and two entries for further listening and further reading.
What works so very well about this book is its blunt honestly and examination of John Coltrane as man and jazz legend. JOHN COLTRANE is a well-crafted biography filled with much information.
Although John Coltrane died in 1967 his remarkable musical legacy lives on. Fans of Coltrane will want to read this one!'Martin Smith gives the reading audience an electrifying, entertaining look at Jazz saxophone legend John Coltrane. An eye-opening look at the performer!