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[b] Coltrane[/b]

[b]a Biography[/b]

by Cuthbert Ormond Simpkins, M. D.

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"Dr. Simpkins very often accomplishes something that few other jazz biographers have done: He narratively simulates the emotional effect of the subject's music." N.Y. Times

"This book reveals Dr. Simpkins as a literary talent worthy of attention." Amsterdam News

"...a lyrical and superbly evocative biography. His book successfully transmits or parallels the emotional qualities of Coltrane's music to the point of giving you the urge to play it....Simpkins narration reminds me of the style of the African storytellers, the griots, perpetuators of the oral tradition...truly rewarding, enriching reading." Cleveland Press

"We are always made to see the political and cultural context in which Trane lived. Blues, religion, black power, Africa...In reading it, one not only learns about Trane, but senses what it was like to hear him, to be alive with him...At last a fine Coltrane biography." Berkely Barb

"Parts of the book move along, gathering momentum, exploding much in the manner of a Coltrane solo." Cadence

"...an exemplary example of quality documentation with regard to how personality and creativity interact. The writing style is thoughtful and provocative...This fine example of biographical literature would be ideal for a high school English class." Kliatt Young Adult, Paperback Book Guide

"...flashing brilliant and reaches poetry." Chicago Daily News

"Coltrane found his inspiration in music but Simpkins found his in Coltrane" Washington Post[/b]

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