Check out Chasin’ The Trane (Live At The Village Vanguard, New York/) by John Coltrane on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s. When John Coltrane died 50 years ago this July, the New York Times wrote that he “was considered one of the most gifted modern jazz. The late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane is one of the enduring figures in jazz. His groundbreaking work continues to resonate, enrapture and inspire musicians .

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This last quality is to me of the highest priority in a book such as this.

Coltrane: Chasin’ the Trane by J.C. Thomas

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It presents Trane as a genius saxophonist from his childhood in North Carolina to his move to NYC, his getting picked up by Miles, how he kicked dope and how Miles launched him into his fantastic and legendary solo career.


The astonishing tale of a brilliant mind and an extraordinary musician – Beyond its searching lays the harmony. Once Jazz goes into a more free form realm, I start to get lost and it doesn’t speak to me. His Life and Music. He was a giant of the saxophone and a major composer. From humble origins he rose to prominence as a rhythm and blues saxophonist only to be struck down by the pain and degradation of addiction.

Published August 22nd by Da Capo Press first published No trivia or quizzes yet. Zac Olsen rated it it was amazing Oct 16, One Down, One Up Live! Not that it won’t ever, possibly.


The story of Coltrane’s life is almost as extraordinary as his music, but then again his music trwne very much the story of his life.

The author has drawn on the recollections of the people who knew Coltrane best–boyhood friends, band members like Elvin Jones, spiritual mentors like Ravi Shankar, and the women who loved him.

The Legacy of John Coltrane. Here’s a ludicrous quote: To ask other readers questions about Coltraneplease sign up. People sure do have passionate, somewhat delusional, opinions about John Coltrane and his music. Aug 04, Solor rated it it was amazing. Always elusive, constantly moving, incessantly changing, John Coltrane stood astride the jazz world of the late ’50s and ’60s.

Scott Shields rated it liked it Nov 08, Live at Temple University. This page was last edited on 6 Juneat Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. He learned just enough to be spiritually retarded. His music influenced both rock stars and classical musicians. I keep a poster of Coltrane in my classroom for inspiration. EchosMyron rated it really liked it Mar 05, Bobt rated it it was ok Aug 12, April 26, vol.

He never challenged religions to their cores. There was a mystical quality, a profound melancholy emanating from this quiet, self-contained man that moved listeners–some of whom knew little about music but heard something beyond music’s boundaries in the sounds his saxophone created.

Chasin’ the Trane

Can you imagine sitting at the Half Note Club and taking in a Coltrane trrane In reaction trne the Quintet’s residency at the Village Vanguard in New York City starting in late OctoberDown Beat critic John Tynan described the group as “musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz” and “a horrifying demonstration of what appears to be a growing anti-jazz trend. Jimi Hendrix did the same things, only more musical But anything else?


A telling glimpse into the hard life of a jazz musician. There’s a quote in the book that has Coltrane question his Mistress hook-up as to whether she was a Christian cuz, he ain’t having illicit sex outside of marriage and away from his wife and daughter with anyone but good Christian women. Coltrane Cultural Society Blues for Coltrane: Helped me understand John Coltrane on a deeper level. May 02, Heshima rated it it was amazing. Articles with hAudio microformats. A Song of John Coltrane.

That aside, john Coltrane wasn’t just a brilliant musician, but an innovator, pushing barriers and I’m sure an cchasin for the likes of Jimi Hendrix. Feb 09, R. The text is solid, economical and informative.

Chasin’ the Trane by J. Thiele secured Coltrane’s trust right away by not insisting he record his most popular song, ” My Favorite Things “, during these shows. Open Preview See a Problem? View all 3 comments.

Dec 01, Michael Lauro rated it liked it. Coltrane “Live” at the Village Vanguard Often from the great quotes from friends and legends – we even get insane babbling pseudo-spiritualizing from Carlos Santana. Paperbackpages. On September 23,Impulse!