A Library of Jazz
are a few suggestions for your jazz
- Balliett, Whitney, American
Musicians: 56 Portraits in Jazz (1986)
- Berendt, Joachim. The Jazz
Book, rev. ed. (Chicago Review, 1982).
- Berry, Jason, et al., Up
from the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World
War II (1986)
- Blesh, Rudi, Shining
Trumpets, rev. ed. (1975)
- Carr, Ian and others. Jazz:
The Essential Companion (Prentice, 1988).
- Chambers, Jack, Milestones
One: The Music and Times of Miles Davis to 1960 (1983)
and Milestones Two: The Music and Times of Miles Davis
since 1960 (1985)
- Charters, S. B., Jazz: New
Orleans, 1885-1963 (1963)
- Chilton, John, Who's Who in
- Cole, Bill, John Coltrane
- Collier, J.L. The Making of
Jazz (Dell, 1979).
- Condon, E., and Sugrue, T.,
We Called It Music (1947 repr. 1987)
- Crowther, B., and Pinfold,
M., The Jazz Singers (1988)
- Davis, Francis, Jazz in the
- Davis, Miles and Troupe,
Quincy Miles: The Autobiography (1989)
- Feather, Leonard, The
Encyclopedia of Jazz, rev. ed. (1960)
- Feather, Leonard, and
Gitler, Ira, The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies
- Feather, Leonard. The
Encyclopedia of Jazz (Da Capo, 1984).
- Gitler, Ira. Jazz Masters of
the Forties (Da Capo, 1982).
- Gridley, M.C. Jazz Styles,
3rd ed. (Prentice, 1987).
- Giddens, Gary, Celebrating
Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (1986)
- Gioia, Ted, The Imperfect
Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture (1988)
- Gitler, I., Swing to Bop
- Hentoff, Nat, Jazz Is (1976)
- Hodeir, Andre, Jazz, rev.
- Hadlock, Richard. Jazz
Masters of the Twenties (Da Capo, 1986).
- Jones, LeRoi, Black Music
- Kernfield, B., ed., The New
Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2 vols. (1989)
- Kynaston, Trent, and Ricci,
Robert, Jazz Improvisation (Prentice
- Litweiler, John. The Freedom
Principle (Da Capo, 1989).
- Nisenson, Eric, Round about
Midnight: A Portrait of Miles Davis
- Ostransky, Leroy,
Understanding Jazz (1977)
- Panassie, H., The Real Jazz
(1960; repr. 1973)
- Priestly, Brian, Charlie
- Resiner, Robert G., Bird:
The Legend of Charlie Parker (1977)
- Russell, Ross, Bird Lives!
The High Life and Hard Times of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker
- Schuller, Gunther, Early
Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development (1968), and The
Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (1989)
- Smith, W. C., and Hoefer,
G., Music on My Mind (1964; repr. 1975)
- Stearns, Marshall W., The
Story of Jazz (1956; repr. 1977)
- Shapiro, Nat and Hentoff,
Nat, eds. Hear Me Talkin' to Ya (Dover,
- Simpkins, C. O., Coltrane: A
Biography (1977 repr. 1989)
- Southern, Eileen, The Music
of Black Americans (Norton 1983)
- Tanner, Paul, and Gerow,
Maurice, A Study of Jazz, 3d ed. (1977)
- Terkel, Studs. Giants of
Jazz, rev. ed. (Harper, 1975).
- Thomas, James C., Chasin'
the Trane (1975).
- Tirro, Frank, Jazz: A
- Williams, Martin T., Jazz
- Wilmer, Valerie. As Serious
as Your Life (Chicago Review, 1980).
liner notes written by the great musician, John Coltrane,
gives quite an insight to his creative thoughts in recording
the "Love Supreme" album.
John Coltrane's Liner
All Praise Be To God To Whom All
Praise Is Due. Let us pursue Him in the righteous path. Yes
it is true, "seek and ye shall find". Only through Him can
we know the most wondrous bequeathal.
During the year 1957, I
experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening
which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive
life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given
the means and privilege to make others happy through music.
I feel this has been granted through His grace. ALL PRAISE
As time and events moved on, a
period of irresolution did prevail. I entered into a phase
which was contradictory to the pledge and away from the
esteemed path; but thankfully, now and again through the
unerring and merciful hand of God, I do perceive and have
been duly re-informed of His OMNIPOTENCE, and our need for,
and dependence on Him. At this time I would like to tell you
that NO MATTER WHAT...IT IS WITH GOD. He Is Gracious and
Merciful...His Way Is in Love, Through Which We All Are. It
Is Truly--A Love Supreme--.
This album is a humble offering
to Him. An attempt to say "THANK YOU GOD" through our work,
even as we do in our hearts and with our tongues. May He
help and strengthen all men in every good
The music herein is presented in
four parts. The first is entitled "ACKNOWLEDGMENT", the
second, "RESOLUTION", the third, "PURSUANCE", and the fourth
and last part is a musical narration of the theme, "A Love
Supreme" which is written in the context; it is entitled
In closing, I would like to
thank the musicians who have contributed their much
appreciated talents to the making of this album and all
To Elvin, James and McCoy, I
would like to thank you for that which you give each time
you perform on your instruments. Also, to Archie Shepp
(tenor saxist) and to Art Davis (bassist) who both recorded
on a track that regrettably will not be released at this
time; my deepest appreciation for your work in music past
and present. In the near future, I hope that we will be able
to further the work that was started here.
Thanks to producer Bob Thiele;
to recording engineer, Rudy Van Gelder; and the staff of ABC
Paramount records. Our appreciation and thanks to all people
of good will and good works the world over, for in the bank
of life is not good that investment which surely pays the
highest and most cherished dividends.
May we never forget that in the
sunshine of our lives, through the storm and after the
rain--it is all with God--in all ways and
ALL PRAISE TO
With love to all, I thank