2012 John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, African American, David Tegnell, High Point, Jazz Critics, John Coltrane, NC, Phyllis Bridges, Yalik's Modern Art
Yalik’s Modern Art presents a documentary exhibit recounting former High Point resident John Coltrane’s uneasy relationship with jazz critics during the tumultuous Civil Rights period. The exhibit titled, John Coltrane vs. the Jazz Critics: 1961-1966, coincides with the 2012 John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, Saturday, September 1st.
Through an examination of photographs, letters, record reviews, commentaries, musical examples, and artifacts, Coltrane and the Jazz Critics details the strategies Coltrane employed to weather a concerted campaign by Down Beat magazine to discredit his musical experiments in the years before Coltrane produced his most original and enduring recordings. Continue reading