Phil Cohran

Real Name:
Philip Thomas Cohran, Jr.
Also known as Kelan Philip Cohran
American jazz trumpeter and occasional zither player. Member of the Sun Ra Arkestra from 1959 to 1961. Early in his career he invented an instrument he called the Frankiphone (aka Space Harp) which is actually an electrified mbira or kalimba. The instrument is heard on some of Sun Ra's early albums.
Born on May 8, 1927 in Oxford, Mississippi.
Passed away on June 28, 2017, age 90.
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