A photo folder from the legendary Washington DC club Bohemian Caverns; jazz clubs of the era had roving photographers who would shoot patrons at their table, and you could take the photo home as a souvenir at the end of the night. Instead of a photo inside, this has the autographs of John and Alice […]
Two 10 1/2″ reel-to-reel master tapes of The John Coltrane Quartet performing live in Berlin, Germany on November 2, 1963. These tapes, from the collection of a longtime Pablo Records executive, are in boxes from legendary Hollywood recording studio TTG, and dated October 20, 1975 (likely the date they were transferred or equalized.) Reel 1 […]
An extraordinary concert poster advertising a November 1962 show by John Coltrane and his Group at Theaterkasse Collien in Hamburg, Germany. Coltrane was in his prime during this period, touring with his ‘classic quartet’ members McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, and releasing a flurry of classic albums including Africa Brass (1961,) Live! at […]
An original program and handout from John Coltrane’s funeral service, held on July 21, 1967 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York City, four days after the jazz giant’s tragic passing. The program, featuring the photograph from the A Love Supreme album on the cover, is printed on card stock, and folds open to […]
A very rare handbill advertising two shows on April 23, 1967 by the John Coltrane Quintet at the Olatunji Center of African Culture in Harlem. These two shows were the second to last performances Coltrane played, less than three months before his tragic death. Advertising “His first appearance of 1967 in New York”, the handbill […]
A very clean NM-/NM- second pressing of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” on Impulse Records. This has the earliest laminated gatefold cover, and the black/red label. A far more affordable version as a first press in this condition would cost $500+.
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 superb, possibly unplayed 1965 stereo first pressing of John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme on Impulse Records. The disc, in Mint/Near Mint condition, appears unplayed, without even a single spindle mark on either label. The thick laminated gatefold cover is in Mint/Near Mint condition, with no wear at all. And the original Impulse innersleeve […]
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 […]
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 […]