John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music

Edited by prominent musician and scholar Leonard Brown, John Coltrane and Black America s Quest for Freedom Spirituality and the Music is a timely exploration of Coltrane s sound and its spiritual qualities that are rooted in Black American music culture and aspirations for freedom A wide ranging collection of essays and interviews featuring many of the most eminent figuEdited by prominent musician and scholar Leonard Brown, John Coltrane and Black America s Quest for Freedom Spirituality and the Music is a timely exploration of Coltrane s sound and its spiritual qualities that are rooted in Black American music culture and aspirations for freedom A wide ranging collection of essays and interviews featuring many of the most eminent figures in Black American music and jazz studies and performance Tommy Lee Lott, Anthony Brown, Herman Gray, Emmett G Price III, Tammy Kernodle, Salim Washington, Eric Jackson, TJ Anderson, Yusef Lateef, Billy Taylor, Olly Wilson, George Russell, and a never before published interview with Elvin Jones the book examines the full spectrum of Coltrane s legacy Each work approaches this theme from a different angle, in both historical and contemporary contexts, focusing on how Coltrane became a quintessential example of the universal and enduring qualities of Black American culture.
John Coltrane and Black America s Quest for Freedom Spirituality and the Music Edited by prominent musician and scholar Leonard Brown John Coltrane and Black America s Quest for Freedom Spirituality and the Music is a timely exploration of Coltrane s sound and its spiritual qua

  • Title: John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music
  • Author: Leonard Brown
  • ISBN: 9780195328929
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music”

    1. I’m very glad I read this. The authors of the essays and the interviews at the end present a rich history of John Coltrane’s affect on American Music, Spirituality, and Civil Rights. This is an important look at his contributions in ways that need to be built on. This is a somewhat academic work. But it’s a work of love. I loved this.

    2. It was good to read about an artist who influences my subconscious, who puts good vibrations into the background of my mind. I read the last pages while listening to Alice Coltrane, and the song Translinear Light (of which John is a part) as I was on the final page.The book was a good journey for me; I need to read it again without so many stops in between. The information was useful, and the process was good company for me during a challenging time. The return to the concepts of creation, of ge [...]

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