Visible in this photo of Coltrane mid-recording session. The likelihood that ... more
Visible in this photo of Coltrane mid-recording session. The likelihood that it is a 545 is supported by this comment by Coltrane frequent producer, Rugy Van Gelder, in this article:
I don't think really there's been much progress since the U47 and the Shure 545. What has happened?
Producer Steve Hoffman has stated his use of the LA-2A for Coltrance. > My... more
Producer Steve Hoffman has stated his use of the LA-2A for Coltrance.
My Teletronix LA-2A, ganged for stereo or mono reproduction via the handy toggle switch in the center of the two units. (...) I've used it on countless projects, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Doors, Eagles, Ringo, McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, White Stripes, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ella Fitzgerald, Yes, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Bad Company, Jim Croce, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Dave Mason, Paul Simon, America, The Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Cars, ZZ Top, James Taylor, Art Pepper, Steve Miller Band, Queen, Rod Stewart, Duke Ellington, John Lee Hooker, Al Jolson, Roy Orbison, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Who, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bill Haley & his Comets, Miles Davis, Mamas and Papas, Blue Öyster Cult, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Bill Evans Trio, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Phil Collins, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck, Doobie Bros., Faces, Grand Funk, Heart, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, Ten Years After, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Pat Benetar [sic], Elton John, Leon Russell, Metallica. etc.
The saxophone was donated by John's son Ravi to the Smithsonian more
The saxophone was donated by John's son Ravi to the Smithsonian
Trane used this instrument to 1960. more
Trane used this instrument to 1960.