Friday, July 11, 2014

Interview with John Coltrane June 15, 1958

An Interview with John Coltrane (1958)
A 1958 interview with John Coltrane by August Blume

This previously unreleased full recording (from June 15, 1958) has been made available in conjunction with the Slought Foundation "Coltrane." initiative. An excerpted transcription, "An Interview with John Coltrane" by August Blume, was first published in The Jazz Review 2, no. 1 (January 1959): 25. Recorded at Blume's home in Baltimore, Maryland prior to that evening's performance of the Miles Davis Quintet (with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones) at The Crystal Caverns, Washington, D.C.

Opening November 15, 2003, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia will present a two-month exhibition and series of events revisiting the work of John Coltrane through archival material and contemporary art. Philadelphia's rich jazz heritage provides an ideal backdrop for this tribute, which includes archival material pertaining to Coltrane's life and artistic practice (e.g. original photographs, recordings, and posters), and work by conceptual artists that, since the 1960s, have executed homages to Coltrane's oeuvre.