By Chris DeVito, David Wild, Yasuhiro Fujioka
The BBC's Jazz publication of the 12 months for 2008.
Few jazz musicians have had the lasting impact or attracted as a lot scholarly research as John Coltrane. but, regardless of dozens of books, hundreds and hundreds of articles, and his personal recorded legacy, the "facts" approximately Coltrane's lifestyles and paintings have by no means been certainly demonstrated. famous Coltrane biographer and jazz educator Lewis Porter has assembled a world staff of students to write down The John Coltrane Reference, an necessary consultant to the existence and track of John Coltrane.
The John Coltrane Reference includes a a daily chronology, which extends from 1926-1967, detailing Coltrane's early years and each concert given via Coltrane as both a sideman or leader, and a discography supplying complete consultation info from the 1st 12 months of recordings, 1946, to the last, 1967. The appendices checklist each movie and tv visual appeal, in addition to each recorded interview. Richly illustrated with over 250 album covers and photographs from the gathering of Yasuhiro Fujioka, The John Coltrane Reference will discover a position in each significant library aiding a jazz stories software, in addition to John Coltrane enthusiasts.