John Coltrane

A Different 4/20 Playlist: 7 Albums Released on 4/20 That Aren’t About Pot

There are many things we could have celebrated on 4/20 instead of weed such as the 1912 San Francisco earthquake or Bush’s bankruptcy bill from…
Juan Gutierrez / April 20, 2020

David Crosby’s Impression of a John Coltrane Sax Solo Is Incredible: Exclusive Clip

The David Crosby documentary Remember My Name comes out on Blu-ray on October 22. In honor of its release, SPIN is premiering the above clip…
Maggie Serota / October 21, 2019

Miles Davis: Our 1985 Interview, Part 2

This is Part Two of "Miles Style," SPIN's two-part story on the life and legacy of Miles Davis. Part Two originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of SPIN. (Check out Quincy Troupe's…
Quincy Troupe / September 28, 2019

Miles Davis: Our 1985 Interview

This is Part One of "Miles Style," SPIN's two-part story on the life and legacy of Miles Davis. Part One originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of…
Quincy Troupe / September 28, 2019

Public Enemy: Our 1988 Interview With Chuck D

This article originally appeared in the September 1988 issue of SPIN. It was an old-style protest handbill, unsigned, dropped anonymously on every seat…
John Leland / August 18, 2019

Previously Unheard John Coltrane Album ‘Blue World’ to Be Released

John Coltrane's longtime label Impulse! Records will release a previously unheard collection of recordings that the legendary saxophonist made with his classic quartet in 1964,…
Andy Cush / August 16, 2019

John Coltrane’s Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album Is a Fascinating Piece of Jazz History

Not until the last two years of his life did John Coltrane really stop performing jazz standards. He began to focus on ecstatic group improvisations (Ascension…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 5, 2018

Stream John Coltrane’s Unreleased 1963 Album Both Directions At Once

Drake's new double-disc Scorpion isn't the only absurdly long release to hit the market today: there's also the deluxe version of an uncovered and unreleased John Coltrane studio album …
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 29, 2018

Unheard John Coltrane Studio Album to Be Released This Month

John Coltrane, simply put, is one of the greatest musicians who ever lived. The discovery of any unheard recordings from the immortal saxophonist's career---cut short when…
Andy Cush / June 8, 2018

Columbia/Legacy Announce New Miles Davis & John Coltrane Live Box Set

Six years since Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings released their first Miles Davis Bootleg Series collection, the labels have announced the sixth release in the series. Titled…
Rob Arcand / December 9, 2017

John Coltrane’s Final Home Could Become a Museum

John Coltrane's last home could become a museum and a learning center. As Billboard reports, there is a movement to preserve and convert the Dix…
Chris Martins / November 5, 2013