This section of The WildPlace contains a great deal of information about the great saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967). The table above lists the major subsections, which are described briefly below:
I was most fortunate in 1997 to have the chance to write notes for the four-CD
box set of the complete recordings of John Coltrane at the Village Vanguard (1961).
For of you with questions about the set, click here
for details preserved from the initial release. The Impulse label has since become a
part of the Verve Music Group, and they are still sorting things out. You can check out
the current state of their Coltrane information at Impulserecords.com. I might
also direct you (somewhat immodestly) to two of their pages which display the liner notes I wrote for the last couple of Coltrane releases:
You won't find anything about Coltrane at the Atlantic WEB page, but it doesn't really matter; everything Coltrane recorded for Atlantic is in the box set from Rhino, and there are full details at The Heavyweight Champion page, including Lewis Porter's thorough notes.
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