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An Interview with John Coltrane—May 2, 1961

Ralph J. Gleason— Ralph J. Gleason: I was fascinated by the article that you did in Downbeat last year with Don DeMicheal. I read it again last night and I wanted to ask you, have you gotten back further than Sidney Bechet? John Coltrane: No, I haven’t. Since then I

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Les Paul and the State of the Axe

Yesterday, legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul passed away at the age of 94. Paul’s innovations, including multi-track recording and the Gibson electric guitar that bears his name, forever changed the landscape of popular music. The guitarist’s own compositions, ranging from lilting country ballads to frenetic flat-picking hootenannies to sentimental

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