Seeking Resolution: John Coltrane, Myth and the Audiovisual

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    This chapter examines the complexity of the relationship between John Coltrane's recordings and audivisual material following the release of his seminal album A Love Supreme in 1965. Drawing on video footage of the Classic Quartet's televised European Festival performances, I discuss the symbolic importance of Coltrane's music in relation to the notion of an authoritative jazz canon. The chapter comments ont he ways in which audiovisual mediations of jazz feed into mythoc representations of the past and enable seminal recordings and artists to accrue a series of cultural meanings that go betyond the production of sound.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWatching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen
    EditorsB Heile, P Elsdon, J Doctor
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-0-19-934766-7
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2016


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