Saxophonist John Coltrane was one of the most seminal saxophonists to emerge in the post-war years, and is still one of the central figures in history of jazz. More than forty years after his death his playing and composing continues to resonate throughout contemporary music. This collection concentrates on the excellent music he recorded as leader during the 1950’s, and has been carefully re-mastered, allowing you to hear Coltrane’s work in new and un-paralleled sound quality.
The Jazz musician, John Coltrane, discusses his art, the meaning of music in human experience, and his particular spiritual approach. This rare interview was done in November, 1966, less than a year before his death. Get your copy of the "The Coltrane Legacy" two-disc set for $28.50 from Pacifica Radio Archives, 1-800-735-0230 -It includes the complete 1966 John Coltrane interview and a 2005 interview with John's wife, Alice Coltrane. OR order ONLINE AT http://pacificaradioarchives.org/recording/pz065901-02
Jez Nelson presents a documentary on one of jazz's most sacred recordings – saxophonist John Coltrane's masterpiece, A Love Supreme. This programme was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004 and features interviews with Elvin Jones, Ashley Kahn, McCoy Tyner, Steve Reich and Alice Coltrane.
This week on Jazz on 3 the Enlightenment Ensemble perform their own dedication to A Love Supreme, marking 50 years since the album's original release. Hear the performance on Monday 2 February at 11pm on BBC Radio 3, or online for 30 days after broadcast here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050xkb1