John Coltrane

Real Name:
John William Coltrane
Profile:
American saxophonist and jazz composer.

Born: 23 September 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, USA.
Died: 17 July 1967 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA (aged 40).

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 - Mal/2 album art 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 US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Coltrane album art John Coltrane Coltrane (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Interplay For 2 Trumpets And 2 Tenors album art 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 US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Wheelin' & Dealin' album art Frank Wess, John Coltrane, Paul Quinichette, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor*, The Prestige All Stars Frank Wess, John Coltrane, Paul Quinichette, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor*, The Prestige All Stars - Wheelin' & Dealin' (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Mating Call album art Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane - Mating Call (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Blue Train album art John Coltrane Blue Train (Album) Blue Note US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Tenor Conclave album art Hank Mobley / Al Cohn / John Coltrane / Zoot Sims Hank Mobley / Al Cohn / John Coltrane / Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (Album) Prestige UK 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Soultrane album art John Coltrane With Red Garland John Coltrane With Red Garland - Soultrane (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1958 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane album art 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 US 1958 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - All Mornin' Long album art Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd - All Mornin' Long (Album) Top Rank International Japan 1958 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio album art John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio - John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1958 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Mainstream 1958 album art Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes - Mainstream 1958 (Album, Comp) Savoy Records US 1958 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - The Cats album art Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman - The Cats (Album) New Jazz UK 1959 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Cattin' With Coltrane And Quinichette album art John Coltrane And Paul Quinichette John Coltrane And Paul Quinichette - Cattin' With Coltrane And Quinichette (Album) Prestige US 1959 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Giant Steps album art John Coltrane Giant Steps (Album, Comp) Atlantic US 1959 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Soul Junction album art The Red Garland Quintet Featuring John Coltrane And Donald Byrd The Red Garland Quintet Featuring John Coltrane And Donald Byrd - Soul Junction (Album) Prestige US 1960 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - John Coltrane album art John Coltrane John Coltrane (Album) Sonet Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Lush Life album art John Coltrane Lush Life (Album) Prestige, Prestige Italy 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Settin' The Pace album art John Coltrane Settin' The Pace (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things album art John Coltrane My Favorite Things (Album) Atlantic Italy 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Bags & Trane album art Milt Jackson & John Coltrane Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - Bags & Trane (Album) Atlantic US 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz album art John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic Argentina 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - John Coltrane In The Winners Circle album art John Coltrane John Coltrane In The Winners Circle (Album) Bethlehem Records US 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane album art Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane - Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane (Album) Jazzland Netherlands 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane - High Pressure album art The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane - High Pressure (Album) Prestige UK 1961 Sell This Version

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chipon1976james

chipon1976james

February 20, 2018
May be the last studio recording kaleidoscopic suite and other lost tape. where is music? What's the tape is possibly alive? It's probably possibly so when we listen this waiting dreamily moments
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 12 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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