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Guide to the David Tegnell Interviews on John Coltrane, 2003

Abstract

Author David Tegnell (b. 1946) has conducted significant research on the family history of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (1926-1967). As a part of this research, Tegnell has interviewed over fifteen relatives and associates of Coltrane; two of whom - Betty and Tim Jackson - are represented in the collection.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01283
Title
David Tegnell Interviews on John Coltrane
Date
2003
Creator
Tegnell, David, 1946-
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 2 audio microcassettes (with CD copies for patron use)
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

As a part of his research into Coltrane's family history, Tegnell has interviewed over fifteen relatives and associates of Coltrane. The collection currently comprises two interviews with Betty and Tim Jackson, who were childhood friends and classmates of Coltrane's, conducted on March 3 and 7, 2003. Topics include the social life and church history of High Point as well as anecdotes related to Coltrane's life and musical career. The interviews were originally recorded on two microcassettes, which are closed to patron use. CD use copies of the interviews are available for patron use.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In addition, the envelope (containing original audio microcassettes and digital preservation master) is CLOSED to patron use. CD use copies for all original audio material in the collection are available and are open to patron use.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Audio Recording of Interview with Betty and Tim Jackson, March 3 and 7, 2003

1 box

CD use copies for all original audio material in the collection are available and are open to patron use.

Conditions Governing Access note

RESTRICTIONS: The envelope containing original audio microcassettes and digital preservation master is CLOSED to patron use.

Track 1
(1 min)
Box 1
Cd 1 [Use Copy]
Track 2
(62 mins)
Box 1
Cd 1 [Use Copy]
Track 1
(46 mins)
Box 1
Cd 2 [Use Copy]
Track 2
(9 mins)
Box 1
Cd 2 [Use Copy]
Track 1
(32 mins)
Box 1
Cd 3 [Use Copy]
Track 2
(28 mins)
Box 1
Cd 3 [Use Copy]
Partial Transcript and Notes for CD Use Copies

The partial transcript has been arranged topically. The CD Notes contain information on the file naming scheme and the relationship between the original media and the digital files.

Box 1
Folder 1
Envelope containing original audio microcassettes and a digital preservation master.
Conditions Governing Access note

CLOSED to patron use.

Box 1

Historical Note

Author David Tegnell (b. 1946) has conducted significant research on the family history of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane. Coltrane (1926-1967) was born in Hamlet, N.C., and his family moved to High Point in 1927, where he lived until 1943. Beginning in the mid-1940s, he regularly performed on tenor saxophone as a sideman, including stints in bands led by Jimmy Heath, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. By the early 1960s, Coltrane was leading his own ensembles, including an influential quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. As a saxophonist, he brought renewed attention to the soprano saxophone in the 1960s, and as a composer and an improviser, Coltrane contributed to a number of harmonic and melodic innovations in jazz.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Cuthbert Simpkins Interviews on John Coltrane (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Tegnell Interviews on John Coltrane, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The David Tegnell Interviews on John Coltrane were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in January 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Jeremy Smith, February 2009

Encoded by Jeremy Smith, February 2009

Accession 2009-0006 is described in this finding aid.