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Coltrane The Story of a Sound

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ISBN-10: 0312427786

ISBN-13: 9780312427788

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ben Ratliff

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"Ratliff has turned me on to more music over the last few years than any other writer. . . . The listening skills of a great critic and the ability to convey what he hears are what he brings here."--R. J. Smith,Los AngelesTimes John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world. As an acclaimed band leader, a deeply spiritual man, and a fastidious worker, he changed the face of jazz music as we knew it in forty short years. In this deftly written, riveting biography,New York Timesjazz critic Ben Ratliff addresses the life of John Coltrane, placing jazz among other art forms and American social history, and placing Coltrane not just among jazz musicians but among the greatest American artists.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Ben Ratliff, son of American and British parents, is the jazz critic of the New York Times and is the author of Jazz: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings.