John Coltrane – Mono “A Love Supreme” 1st Pressing Impulse LP

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 […]

John Coltrane – “Ballads” Session Jim Marshall Photograph

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 […]

John Coltrane – Signed 1959 New York Jazz Festival Concert Program

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 […]

John Coltrane – Albert Ayler – Sonny Rollins – 1966 New York Concert Handbill

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 […]

John Coltrane – Cosmic Music Private Press Album

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 – Personal Downbeat Reader’s Poll Award

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 […]

John Coltrane Quartet – 1962 Stockholm Concert Poster

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 […]

John Coltrane – Thelonious Monk – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Village Gate 60’s Handbill

A rare early 1960’s handbill for the legendary Greenwich Village club The Village Gate, advertising shows by jazz legends Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and his Quartet, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Chris Connor, and Nigerian drummer Olatunji, blues giant Lightnin’ Hopkins, flaminco guitarist Sabicas and others. This handbill is in near mint condition and measures 8 […]

John Coltrane – Handwritten Musical Manuscript

Two musical manuscripts handwritten by Jazz icon John Coltrane. On the first, Coltrane has written untitled melodies, in pencil and black ink; the second contains an untitled practice notation of eight bars in pencil (see the third photo for a more detailed explanation.) These were originally sold as lot #283 in the legendary 2005 Guernsey’s […]

John Coltrane – Dizzy Gillespie – Jackie McLean – Etc – 1960 Concert Handbill

An extremely rare handbill advertising an April, 1960 All Star “Jazz at Town Hall” concert in New York City featuring “Today’s Top Tenor,” John Coltrane, with Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie McLean, Oscar Peterson and Chris Connor. What an amazing evening this must have been an this prestige venue; with the top ticket price only $4 ! […]

John Coltrane – 1966 Coltrane Owned Grammy Nomination Plaque

John Coltrane’s own Grammy Award Nomination Plaque for his acclaimed masterpiece, “A Love Supreme.” Coltrane never won a Grammy during his lifetime, but was nominated twice, both times in 1965. This plaque was awarded to John Coltrane for his “Best Original Jazz Composition” nomination for “A Love Supreme” (he also received a nomination for “Best […]

John Coltrane – Roland Kirk – McCoy Tyner – Elvin Jones – Religious Theme Jazz Concert Handbill

An incredibly rare handbill advertising a 1966 Brooklyn, New York “Jazz Concert: Religious Themes” featuring John Coltrane, Roland Kirk, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison, Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Charles Tolliver and others (the handbill misspells a few names.) Coltrane by this time was playing in a spiritually influenced, avant-garde style, as were others on […]

John Coltrane Quintet – Dizzy Gillespie Quintet – 1961 British Tour Program

A program for the 1961″Jazz At The Philharmonic” British Tour, co-headlined by The John Coltrane Quintet and the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet. This beautiful 20 page program features artwork by David Stone Martin, articles on Coltrane and Gillespie by Benny Green, lots of photos of each band, ads for the artist’s records, and more. Coltrane’s band […]