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Coltrane
By Ben Ratliff

Coltrane

The Story of a Sound

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Coltrane by Ben Ratliff

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John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement that makes him so prized forty years after his death? What were the factors that helped Coltrane become who he was? And what would a John Coltrane look like now--or are we looking for the wrong signs?In this deftly written, riveting study, "New York Times "jazz critic Ben Ratliff answers these questions and examines the life of Coltrane, the acclaimed band leader and deeply spiritual man who changed the face of jazz music. Ratliff places jazz among other art forms and within the turbulence of American social history, and he places Coltrane not just among jazz musicians but among the greatest American artists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312427788
ISBN-10: 0312427786
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 137mm x 18mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Jazz Ear by Ben Ratliff Jazz Ear, Paperback (November 2009)

Musicians are often loath to discuss their craft for fear of destroying its improvisational essence, rendering jazz among the most ephemeral and least transparent of the performing arts. This work coaxes out an understanding of the men and women themselves, the context of their work, and how jazz from horn blare to drum riffs created conceptually.

Coltrane by Ben Ratliff Coltrane, Paperback (October 2008)

Few other jazz musicians have proved so inspirational and so fascinating as Coltrane. This book offers a narrative of Coltrane's life and also discusses this saxophonist's unique sound.

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Author Biography - Ben Ratliff

Ben Ratliff has been a jazz critic at "The New York Times "since 1996. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and their two sons. His "New York Times Essential Library: Jazz "was published in 2002.

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