John Coltrane at Ralph Gleason's House, 1960
© Jim Marshall Photography LLC

John Coltrane at Ralph Gleason's House, 1960

By Jim Marshall
About the image

A stunning black and white portrait of legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane at the Berkeley home of music critic Ralph Gleason. Gleason contributed for many years to the San Francisco Chronicle, was a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine, and was co-founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

This image was used on the definitive collection of Coltrane’s music The Prestige Recordings, released by Prestige Records in 1991.  The set consists of 16 CDs and includes nearly everything he recorded for the label between 1956 and 1958.

This signed photograph was given to President Barack Obama by Jim Marshall after he heard that Obama was a big fan of both Coltrane. President Obama hand-wrote him a heartfelt thank-you in response, and confessed to also being a fan of Marshall.

Release Notes:

This is a signed original Lifetime Photograph by Jim Marshall.

Lifetime Photographs were typically:

  • Printed as 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" (sheet size), and were not designated as limited editions (with very few exceptions).

  • Produced as silver gelatin prints (black & white), or C-prints and pigment prints (color), and occasionally as platinum and dye-transfer prints.

  • Printed and signed by Jim Marshall between the mid-1990s and 2010. Older pieces are usually smaller and dry-mounted, and we classify those as "Vintage."

Collector's Notes:

  • These signed photographs come directly from Jim Marshall's estate archive, and are now extraordinarily rare and increasingly valuable.

  • Pieces will usually ship within a few days of purchase.

  • Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of your artwork.

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