An exceedingly rare original concert poster from John Coltrane’s legendary July 1966 Japanese Tour. Music writer Katherine Whatley noted Due in part to the fact that Coltrane died within a year after his trip, his Japan tour has reached near-mythic status for researchers and fans, both within Japan and around the world. This stunning poster […]
Magazine photographs of John Coltrane and Elvin Jones, each signed by the subject in blue ballpoint pen. These were signed for a fan backstage after the John Coltrane Quartet concert on November 23, 1962 at the Robert-Schuhmann Saal in Dusseldorf, Germany. We acquired these very rare autographs directly from the fan who got them more than […]
A program for a 1963 European Tour by the John Coltrane Classic Quartet, signed on the cover by Coltrane, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones. Authentic John Coltrane signatures are quite rare and this one is bold and clear, alongside two of his most famous sidemen. The program measures 10 ¾” x 10”; the cover has […]
A beautiful stereo first pressing of John Coltrane’s 1963 album Impressions, on Impulse! The disc is in near mint condition, and the laminated gatefold cover near mint-. A beautiful example of a classic, with Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, and Roy Haynes.
A first pressing copy of The Red Garland Quintet featuring John Coltrane’s Prestige album Soul Junction, signed on the back cover by John Coltrane. This was signed for a fan in Detroit, Michigan at the Minor Key Club, on August 4, 1962, during The John Coltrane Quartet’s week long engagement there (July 31-August 6.) The […]
A beautiful sealed Stereo first pressing of Coltrane Live at Birdland, on Impulse Records (Impulse A-50). The thick pressing, laminated gatefold cover and thick shrink wrap all indicate this is an original black and orange label original. This copy is in absolutely perfect condition, with tight square corners and no visible flaws. As nice a […]
An eight page program for the John Coltrane Quartet’s 1963 tour of Germany. This elegant program features photographs Coltrane’s classic quartet, with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison, program notes, a list of upcoming concerts also produced by Norman Granz. 10″ x 10 3/4″ in excellent condition. The only example we’ve seen.
An original silver gelatin photographic print of John Coltrane taken by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall. This shot was taken at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New York, with Coltrane listening to the playback of “Nancy With The Laughing Face” in 1963. The print is in mint condition and measures 5″ x 7″ and is […]
John Coltrane’s personal alto saxophone, owned by the jazz giant and played during his 1966 tour of Japan. This prototype Yamaha saxophone was sold by the John Coltrane Foundation at the legendary Guernsey’s Jazz Auction in February 2005, and is extensively documented. The auction description reads, in part, “Yamaha Nippon Gakki Alto Saxophone, made in […]
A scarce NM-/EX first pressing of John Coltrane’s masterpiece “A Love Supreme” on the Impulse label. This copy is lightly played with only some superficial sleeve marks, and sounds great with some very light surface noise during a few very quiet moments. The laminated gatefold cover is very clean with a small hole punched in […]
A superb hand printed 8″ x 10″ silver gelatin photograph of the great John Coltrane, shot by the legendary Jim Marshall during the recordings sessions of Coltrane’s “Ballads” album at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio. The print is in mint condition, with Marshall’s studio stamp on the back. The late Jim Marshall was one of the […]
An extremely rare program for the 1959 New York Jazz Festival, autographed by John Coltrane and Betty Carter. This 16 page program is loaded with photographs, essays and biographies of the artists who played, including Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, and Coltrane and Carter. Coltrane has signed the page with his photograph “Thanks, John […]
An extremely rare handbill for the “TITANS OF THE TENOR” concert on Feb 19, 1966 at New York’s Philharmonic Hall. This historic show featured the extraordinary lineup of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins and Zoot Sims, as well as Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer. Mosaic Records co-founder Michael Cuscuna wrote the following about this […]
A NM-/NM- copy of John Coltrane’s “Cosmic Music,” the “spiritual jazz” album released by Alice Coltrane on her “Coltrane Records” label in 1968, the year after her husband’s death (and later reissued on Impulse, with different artwork.) This important album featured Coltrane with his final band, including Alice, Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Garrison, Rashid Ali, Ray […]
John Coltrane’s own Downbeat Reader’s Poll Award for First Place in the Tenor Saxophone catagory, awarded to Coltrane in 1966. This award was originally sold by the Coltrane family in the legendary 2005 Guernsey’s Jazz Auction in New York City, so the provenance is impeccable. Made of solid wood with a brass musical note and […]
A stunning concert poster advertising two concerts by the John Coltrane Quartet at the Konmserthusetin Stockholm, Sweden, on November 19, 1962. This oversize poster, promoting “A Modern Jazz Concert,” mentions by name Coltrane’s “classic quartet,” featuring Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Jimmy Garrison. It measures a large 23″ x 33 1/4″, and is in near […]