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Jazz MattersSound, Place, and Time since Bebop$
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David Ake

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520266889

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520266889.001.0001

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Being (and Becoming) John Coltrane: Listening for Jazz “Subjectivity”

Being (and Becoming) John Coltrane: Listening for Jazz “Subjectivity”

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Jazz Matters

David Ake

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on John Coltrane's rise in the jazz world, identifying three main performance models that were favored by Coltrane and his groups from the late 1950s until his death in 1967. It then introduces three subjectivities—called being, becoming, and transcendent—that compare to the musical “personas” configured by the three models. The chapter also suggests that Coltrane's listeners have imagined and heard—through these personas—their own ideas of who Coltrane was as a person and what his performances meant.

Keywords:   John Coltrane, performance models, subjectivities, musical personas

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