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John Coltrane's Musical Journey

Book - 2012
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Tells the story of the legendary jazz musician, from his deeply religious childhood to his career as a boundary-breaking musician who found inspiration in his own unique approach to both spirituality and music.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, [2012]
ISBN: 9780547239941
0547239947
Branch Call Number: B COLTRANE
Characteristics: 39 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gutierrez, Rudy - Illustrator

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 23, 2012

This is the only real picture book bio of Coltrane worth considering, and a kind of living work of art as well. Melding great text with imagery that goes above and beyond the call of duty, this is one biography that truly does its subject justice. Complex in all the right ways.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 23, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 23, 2012

He led as perfect a childhood as any black kid in the late 1930s could hope for. A loving family, two grandfather preachers, a great musician for a dad, the works. But all that came before the deaths. First his grandfather, then his father, then his grandmother too. Things grew dark for John, but an opportunity to learn the saxophone for free arose. It became John’s new religion, even as the void inside him was filled by drugs and alcohol. He was brilliant at the instrument but was his own worst enemy when his addictions held sway. Golio tells the tale of how one young man bucked his fate and went on to become a leader in more ways than one. An Afterward, Author’s Note, Artist’s Note, and Sources and Resources appear at the end.

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