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Best of the Book Nook: A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album by Ashley Kahn

Vick Mickunas' 2003 interview with Ashley Kahn

In 1979 I hosted my first radio programs for an all jazz station in Des Moines. My music programs ran on weekdays from 8am until noon and I'll never forget the first morning I played a record by the saxophonist John Coltrane. The album was "A Love Supreme" and after I had aired some of it the phone in the studio rang. A listener was calling to express her appreciation and to say that she had never heard anything quite like it before.

It's true. That record has been life changing for many people. In 2003 I sat down with the Coltrane scholar Ashley Kahn to talk about this astounding recording and the musical genius who made it.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.