John Coltrane

John Coltrane

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John William Coltrane
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Born September 23, 1926, Hamlet, NC; died July 17, 1967, Huntington, Long Island, NY (aged 40).

American saxophonist and jazz composer John Coltrane was one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. His early recordings capture a musician in the relatively conventional confines of bebop and hardbop, but his enduring legacy primarily rests on the modal jazz pioneered by his classic quartet (1960-64) and by free jazz explorations late in his career. He recorded more than fifty albums as a leader and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, performing with other giants of jazz like Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. Coltrane received numerous awards including a posthumous "Special Citation" from the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2007 for his 'masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz'. As his life progressed, his music and outlook became increasingly spiritual. After his death he was proclaimed as a saint by the African Orthodox church that took his name. Coltrane's second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane; their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist.
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John Coltrane Discography

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7111, PRLP 7111 Mal Waldron With Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , And Bill Hardman Mal Waldron With Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , And Bill Hardman - Mal/2 (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7111, PRLP 7111 US 1957 Sell This Version
32-079 John Coltrane Coltrane (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige 32-079 UK 1957 Sell This Version
7112, PRLP 7112 Idrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane, Bobby Jaspar With Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers (3), Art Taylor Idrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane, Bobby Jaspar With Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers (3), Art Taylor - Interplay For 2 Trumpets And 2 Tenors (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7112, PRLP 7112 US 1957 Sell This Version
PRLP 7249 John Coltrane / Hank Mobley / Zoot Sims / Al Cohn John Coltrane / Hank Mobley / Zoot Sims / Al Cohn - Tenor Conclave (Album) Prestige PRLP 7249 US 1957 Sell This Version
7131, PRLP 7131 Frank Wess, John Coltrane, Paul Quinichette, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor* Frank Wess, John Coltrane, Paul Quinichette, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor* - Wheelin' & Dealin' (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7131, PRLP 7131 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP 7070, PRLP 7070 Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane - Mating Call (Album) Prestige, Prestige LP 7070, PRLP 7070 US 1957 Sell This Version
144489.1161.018 John Coltrane Blue Train (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note 144489.1161.018 France 1957 Sell This Version
7142, PRLP 7142 John Coltrane With Red Garland John Coltrane With Red Garland - Soultrane (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7142, PRLP 7142 US 1958 Sell This Version
RANK-5023 Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd - All Mornin' Long (Album) Top Rank International RANK-5023 Japan 1958 Sell This Version
8228, NJLP 8228 The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane - The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane (Album) New Jazz, New Jazz 8228, NJLP 8228 US 1958 Sell This Version
7123, PRLP 7123 John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio - John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7123, PRLP 7123 US 1958 Sell This Version
MG 12127 Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes - Mainstream 1958 (Album) Savoy Records MG 12127 US 1958 Sell This Version
NJ-8217 Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman - The Cats (Album) New Jazz NJ-8217 US 1959 Sell This Version
7158 John Coltrane And Paul Quinichette John Coltrane And Paul Quinichette - Cattin' With Coltrane And Quinichette (Album) Prestige 7158 US 1959 Sell This Version
1311 John Coltrane Giant Steps (Album) Atlantic 1311 US 1959 Sell This Version
PRLP 7209 The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane And Donald Byrd The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane And Donald Byrd - High Pressure (Album) Prestige PRLP 7209 US 1959 Sell This Version
P-7181 The Red Garland Quintet Featuring John Coltrane And Donald Byrd The Red Garland Quintet Featuring John Coltrane And Donald Byrd - Soul Junction (Album) Prestige P-7181 US 1960 Sell This Version
SLP 28 John Coltrane John Coltrane (Album) Sonet SLP 28 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
32-129 John Coltrane Lush Life (Album) Prestige, Prestige 32-129 UK 1961 Sell This Version
PR 7213, PRLP 7213 John Coltrane Settin' The Pace (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7213, PRLP 7213 US 1961 Sell This Version
1361 John Coltrane My Favorite Things (Album) Atlantic 1361 US 1961 Sell This Version
LP 1368 Milt Jackson & John Coltrane Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - Bags & Trane (Album) Atlantic LP 1368 US 1961 Sell This Version
1354 John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 1354 US 1960 Sell This Version
BCP-6066 John Coltrane John Coltrane In The Winners Circle (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-6066 US 1961 Sell This Version
JLP-46 Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane - Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane (Album) Jazzland JLP-46 Netherlands 1961 Sell This Version

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jazzjazz

jazzjazz

January 12, 2016
It's that constant pushing, that relentless search that goes beyond music that I identify with. Not to overshadow his music as it has been with me throughout my life. As I've got older and grown as a human being I've felt his screaming complex mathematical experiments have meant more and more to me. But I still need his moments of sentimental melancholic beauty to lift me up from time to time. Humbling, and yet so rooted in everyday existence. Amen.
music_emporium

music_emporium

March 22, 2013

I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.

—John Coltrane
Karmineka

Karmineka

March 15, 2012
Now to my opinion he is the greatest jazz players in his time. He has it all the groving with miles davis and after that he invented the free jazz scene...
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

October 4, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
With Lester Young, Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane figures among the best and most influential tenor saxophonists all-time.

It's difficult to choose the John Coltrane masterpiece I like the most. It's like if this legendary saxophonist was meant to be blessed, with a special mission to touch everybody's Souls with his greatness and a very unique sense of ART.

Jazz acquired an even broader meaning through its modalities, improvisations, experimentations and ground-breaking will - a definition for Mr. Giant Step.

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