The Influence of John Coltrane on Improvising Saxophonists:
Comparing Selected Improvisations of Coltrane, Jerry Bergonzi and David Liebman

Andrew N Sugg
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Monash University – Australia

with a Forward by David Liebman

A ground-breaking study that examines the magnitude of jazz legend, John Coltrane’s influence, from an analytical perspective, on post-Coltrane saxophonists in the development of their improvisatory styles and creative approaches to this important musical genre.

“This study breaks important new ground … this is the first major publication to focus directly on two post-Trane players … an analytical masterpiece. Anyone who studies Coltrane should have this book.”
Dr. David Demsey
Coordinator of Jazz Studies, William Patterson University, USA

“Everybody talks about the profound influence of Coltrane, but saxophonist Andy Sugg shows us in detail how this influence works. This is a valuable study!”
Professor Lewis Porter
Director of Master’s Program in Jazz History & Research, Rutgers University, USA

Classification: Music / Genre & Styles / Jazz – Music / General – Music / History & Criticism BISAC: MUS025000 / MUS000000 / MUS020000
Registration: 978-0-7734-4281-8 460pp 2014

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