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Ben Ratliff – The “Mythification” of John Coltrane

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2007/09/19/Coltrane_Story_of_a_Sound

New York Times Jazz Critic Ben Ratliff discusses the “mythification” of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane.

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Ben Ratliff talks about “Coltrane: The Story of a Sound.”

Acclaimed jazz writer Ratliff traces the great saxophonist John Coltrane’s influence and legacy, not just among jazz musicians but among the greatest American artists. He explores the many sources of power in Coltrane’s music. Ratliff has been a jazz critic for the New York Times since 1996. – Book Passage

Ben Ratliff has been a jazz critic at The New York Times since 1996. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and their two sons. His New York Times Essential Library: Jazz was published in 2002.

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