Seeking Resolution: John Coltrane, Myth and the Audiovisual

Whyton, Tony (2016) Seeking Resolution: John Coltrane, Myth and the Audiovisual. In: Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 205-220. ISBN 978-0-19-934766-7

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Tony Whyton
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 08:50
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:54

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