John W. Coltrane 1926 - 1967 [funeral program]
New York: np, 1967. Offset on rag paper. Four panel pamphlet formed from folding single leaf. 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. Very good with slight toning to recto and glue residue on verso. Item #6756
The program from John Coltrane’s funeral service, held on July 21, 1967 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York City, four days after the landmark jazz musician’s death at 40.
The program features the photograph used as the cover of A Love Supreme, taken by Coltrane’s close friend Bob Thiele. On the inside pages, the program outlines the proceedings: a reading of Coltrane’s poem “A Love Supreme” by trumpeter and friend Cal Massey, religious readings, and performances by the Albert Ayler Quartet and the Ornette Coleman Quartet.
“Not asleep, no.
Awake and more alive than ever before.”.