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On Alice Coltrane

Ashley Kahn

‘I habitually compartmentalize, until an artist so singular and unrooted reminds me to reboot my thinking.’

Ashley Kahn

Ashley Khan is a music historian, journalist and producer, and a frequent talking head on all matters jazz. He is currently a visiting professor at NYU, in the Department of Recorded Music. As well as writing for various magazines, Khan is the author of various liner notes, for which he has been nominated for 3 Grammys. In 2015, he won for his notes to Coltrane's Offering: Live at Temple University, As a road manager, he has worked with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel. His journalism has appeared in NYT, Rolling Stone, Mojo and New Statesman. In 2014, he co-authored Santana's autobiography, The Universal Tone.

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