Bars Up Front From Dave...
I'm Dave Wild, owner/operator of this small snag in the
World Wide Web, with a number of items of interest.
|You can follow the links to pages
on the music of John Coltrane, a towering figure in the
jazz artform, including:
--Information about The John Coltrane Reference, a massive work of scholarship
by Lewis Porter, Yasuhiro Fujioka, Chris DeVito, Wolf Schmaler and David Wild (your tour guide), first released in December '07 by Routledge and
reissued as a paperback and eBook as of spring 2013.
--Updates to the reference, listing new finds and
new issues and reissues.
--An abridged Coltrane Discography (perpetually under construction,
of course, with a little more than eight years on line).
--Some details on recent Coltrane releases and other trivia, on the Coltrane
--Some shared recollections of Coltrane in performance on the Coltrane FirstHand page.
There's also a page for saxophonist Ornette Coleman, rather limited so far, although it does
have some details on recent appearances and reissues.
We also have pages about my brother Ken Wild, an exceptional
bassist and long-time first-call member of the Los Angeles music scene; about the Temple Jazz Orchestra, a remarkable ensemble based in Temple TX; and
about yours truly Dave Wild, author, pianist and friend to man and
Music in these here parts is officially divided into
"country" and "other", but the "other" includes some
jazz--with performances by Dave Wild Trio, the S J Q (Swann Jazz Quartet), and the Temple Jazz
Orchestra. We've included info on TJO's CDs with Bill Watrous, with Gordon Goodwin, and with originals by band members, among others.
There's a page on my CD, Wild Sides --all these CDs are also listed at the Wildmusic Store. There's info about the Waco Jazz Orchestra. And there's a page with some performance listings
for jazz in the central Texas area (including Dave, WJO, TJO, SJQ and a plethora of other friends, relatives and obscure acronyms). Finally, of course, we have the usual boring