John Coltrane's Musical Journey
Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547239941, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Told in moving prose and powerfully illustrated, this is the story of a shy, curious boy from a deeply religious family who grew up to find solace and inspiration in his own unique approach to both spirituality and music. John Coltrane a legendary jazz musician whose work shattered boundaries and continues to influence countless artists to this day.
Rudy Gutierrez is a Pura Belpre Honor-winning illustrator who has also created album art, most notably for the group Santana s acclaimed release Shaman. He teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Bogota, New Jersey. To learn more, please visit www.altpick.com/rudygutierrez.
"Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated and deeply respectful of both subject and audience."—Kirkus, starred review
"The art ingeniously gets across the intangibles in Coltrane's story as Golio tells it."—Horn Book
"As an impressionistic introduction to a jazz giant, this should whet appetites to learn and hear more."—Booklist