A new book purports to collect every known interview done with saxophonist John Coltrane. Edited by Chris DeVito, Coltrane On Coltrane is said to be as complete a record as possible, including every known Coltrane interview - many in new and more accurate transcriptions and several previously unpublished - as well as articles, reminiscences, liner notes, and personal correspondence with fans and journalists.

The book is 396 pages in hardback from the Chicago Review Press and retails in the UK for £22.50. It is distributed in the UK by Gazelle Book Services of White Cross Mills, Hightown, Lancaster LA1 4XS. Tel 01524 68765. Look our for a review soon in Jazz Journal.

Still on books (and a sign of the multi-disciplinary times?), there is to be no third edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz of renown. However, its contents, or at least an edited and updated version of them, are to be available in the second edition of the Dictionary of American Music, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett and projected for publication by Oxford University Press in 2012 or 2013. As well the being printed, the project will be integrated into Grove Music Online.

Charles tells Jazz Journal that while the book will not be a jazz-specific endeavour it has a wide range (eight volumes on American music of all sorts). Your editor failed to find time to write an update on Michael Brecker, but its attempted commission indicates perhaps the scope of the book – we may expect it to feature major jazz figures.


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