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"COLTRANE" by Paolo Parigi (Author)


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John Coltrane──
This comic is a critical biography that reveals his childhood, military days, drug addiction, political activities, love affairs, numerous legendary recordings, his unusual lifestyle and times, and important historical events that formed his background. Appeared in

A spiritual jazz comic published in Italy in 2009 and currently published in a total of seven countries: England, the United States, France, Denmark, Brazil, and Argentina.
The long-awaited Japanese translation!

After a rough and destitute childhood in North California, John Coltrane grew to become one of the greatest jazz musicians of his time. From his days as a session musician through his work in the bands of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, his genuine talent and experimental spirit set a new wave in jazz. At the heart of jazz in the 50's and 60's, Coltrane and his quartet created the most innovative and expressive sound of the era - a legendary musical that continues to inspire to this day. The culmination of pioneer testimonies is published as a comic by an Italian graphic artist!
This book, which was published in Italy in 2009, has been well received and has been translated into 6 languages and published in 7 countries over the past 6 years.

(Commentary: Yoshio Otani)

Paolo Parigi (author)
Arisako Ishihara (translator)
Release date: 2016/3/2