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Coltrane - the story of a sound

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Anybody reading this new book by Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the NY Times? The first part is a biography, documenting how Trane came up, who he played with and how his style changed over the years.

The second part gets into how his music influenced others, and reflected the political environment of the day. This part started out slow for me, but I'm starting to get into it. I remember hearing about this stuff at the time, but was too young to really understand what was going on.

Your thoughts?
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Does he discuss the evolution of the "Coltrane sound?" The Prestige-era tone was dramatically different from that on his last recordings.
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