Naima Coltrane

Naima Coltrane

Real Name:
Juanita Naima Coltrane (née Grubbs)
First wife of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.

John Coltrane dedicated one of his most influential tracks to her under the simply named ballad "Naima", composed in 1959 for his classic album "Giant Steps" (1960). He would perform it endlessly in his career, and also re-recorded it several times.

She was also first cousin of brothers Earl Grubbs and Carl Grubbs (aka The Visitors), and they did a cover of "Naima" on their album "Neptune" (1972), also covering on their album "In My Youth" (1973), Coltrane's track "Giant Steps" (which incidentally featured along with track "Naima" on Coltrane's original album of the same name; "Giant Steps").


Naima Coltrane Discography Tracks


Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk - The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Comp) Blue Note US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 23518 2 5 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk - Jazz Profile: Thelonious Monk(CD, Comp) Blue Note 7243 8 23518 2 5 Europe 1998 Sell This Version