Coltrane’s most famous recording, A Love Supreme–and a newly released “live” version from Seattle! Coltrane’s music after the quartet–how to make sense out of his most avant-garde music. His death, his legacy, and a wealth of unreleased recordings and new discoveries.
Dr. Lewis Porter is a celebrated and Grammy-nominated jazz pianist who has performed many times for Lexington Community Ed with noted stars. As an award-winning author and long-time professor at Tufts, Brandeis, and Rutgers, he is in demand everywhere for his entertaining and enlightening lectures. He is the author of John Coltrane: His Life and Music, the only Coltrane biography endorsed by John’s son, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, as well as by Jimmy Heath, Dan Morgenstern, and many others. He is also the editor of the John Coltrane Reference, a big “day by day” listing. Because he is the world’s leading Coltrane researcher, all three classes will feature unpublished information and rare recordings and videos.