Saving The Home Of John Coltrane – BBC News – Video

Today the BBC News (UK) posted a video article on the saving of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills.  


BBC Story - The Coltrane Home

BBC Story – The Coltrane Home



Click on the link below to see the entire video.

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Special thanks to Yasuhiro “Fuji” Fujioka for his vintage photos and video footage.

From the BBC: January 20, 2012

Nearly 50 years ago the Jazz legend John Coltrane locked himself away in the upstairs room of his home on New York’s Long Island. It was there that he wrote what many consider his masterpiece: A Love Supreme.

The house, where Coltrane also spent the last years of his life before dying from liver cancer, has been placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s most-endangered list.

Michael Maher met up with Coltrane’s musician son Ravi to hear about his memories growing up in the home where he father composed some of the classic jazz tunes.

He also visited the site itself to speak to Steve Fulgoni, the Coltrane fan who helped save the house and now has plans to build a lasting tribute to one of the giants of American music.

Photos courtesy of Yasuhiro Fujioka, Akiyoshi Miyashita and Tadayuki Naito.


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