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Title John Coltrane and black America's quest for freedom : spirituality and the music / edited by Leonard Brown.
Imprint New York City : Oxford University Press, 2010.

Subject Coltrane, John, 1926-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Jazz -- Religious aspects.
African Americans -- Music -- Religious aspects.
Jazz musicians -- Interviews.
Alt Name Brown, Leonard L. (Leonard Lewis), 1946-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 235 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents You have to be invited: reflections on music making and musician creation in Black American culture / Leonard L. Brown -- In his own words: Coltrane's responses / Leonard L. Brown -- John Coltrane and the practice of freedom / Herman Gray -- John Coltrane as the personification of spirituality in black music / Anthony Brown -- Freedom is a constant struggle: Alice Coltrane and the redefining of the jazz avante-garde / Tammy L. Kernodle -- When bar walkers preach: John Coltrane and the crisis of the black intellectual / Tommy L. Lott -- "Don't let the devil (make you) lose your joy": a look at late Coltrane / Salim Washington -- The spiritual ethos of black musica nd its quintessential exemplar, John Coltrane / Emmett G. Price III -- Somebody please say, "amen!" / Eric D. Jackson -- Masters on a master introduction: Anthony Brown's and Leonard Brown's conversations with Olly Wilson, Yusef Lateef and Billy Taylor: Conversation with Olly Wilson; Conversation with Yusef Lateef; Conversation with Billy Taylor -- Coda: George Russell on John Coltrane.
Summary John Coltrane's unique and powerful saxophone sound is commonly recognized among scholars and fans of Black American music and jazz as having a "spiritual" nature, imbued with the performer's soul, which deeply touches musicians and listeners worldwide. This revered and respected musician created new standards, linked tradition with innovation, challenged common assumptions, and relentlessly pursued spiritual goals in his music, which he aimed openly to use as a means to help listeners see the beauty of life. More than four decades after Coltrane's death, it is this spiritual nature.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199716500 (electronic bk.)
0199716501 (electronic bk.)
9780195328929 (pbk.)
0195328922 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612702761
OCLC # 650854040
Additional Format Print version: John Coltrane and black America's quest for freedom. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780195328530 (DLC) 2009053086 (OCoLC)494982788