John Coltrane

Real Name:
John William Coltrane
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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) from liver cancer.

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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32-059 Tenor Conclave — John Coltrane Hank Mobley / Al Cohn / John Coltrane / Zoot Sims Hank Mobley / Al Cohn / John Coltrane / Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (Album) Prestige 32-059 UK 1957 Sell This Version
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7112 Interplay For 2 Trumpets And 2 Tenors — John Coltrane 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 7112 US 1957 Sell This Version
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7111, PRLP 7111 Mal/2 — John Coltrane 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
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PRLP 7105, LP 7105, 7105 Coltrane — John Coltrane John Coltrane Coltrane (Album) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige PRLP 7105, LP 7105, 7105 US 1957 Sell This Version
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LP 7070, PRLP 7070 Mating Call — John Coltrane Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane - Mating Call (Album) Prestige, Prestige LP 7070, PRLP 7070 US 1957 Sell This Version
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BLP 1577 Blue Train — John Coltrane John Coltrane Blue Train (Album) Blue Note BLP 1577 US 1957 Sell This Version
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7130, PRLP 7130 All Mornin' Long — John Coltrane Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd - All Mornin' Long (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7130, PRLP 7130 US 1958 Sell This Version
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7131, PRLP 7131 Wheelin' & Dealin' — John Coltrane 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 1958 Sell This Version
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PRLP 7043 2 Tenors — John Coltrane Hank Mobley / John Coltrane Hank Mobley / John Coltrane - 2 Tenors (Album) Prestige PRLP 7043 US 1958 Sell This Version
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NJLP 8228, ST 8228 The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane — John Coltrane The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane - The Ray Draper Quintet Featuring John Coltrane (Album) New Jazz, Status Records (2) NJLP 8228, ST 8228 US 1958 Sell This Version
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MG 12127 Mainstream 1958 — John Coltrane 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 MG 12127 France 1958 Sell This Version
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7123, PRLP 7123 John Coltrane With The Red Garland Trio — John Coltrane 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
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7142, PRLP 7142 Soultrane — John Coltrane John Coltrane With Red Garland John Coltrane With Red Garland - Soultrane (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7142, PRLP 7142 US 1958 Sell This Version
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7158 Cattin' With Coltrane And Quinichette — John Coltrane John Coltrane And Paul Quinichette John Coltrane And Paul Quinichette - Cattin' With Coltrane And Quinichette (Album) Prestige 7158 US 1959 Sell This Version
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NJLP 8217 The Cats — John Coltrane Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman - The Cats (Album) New Jazz NJLP 8217 US 1959 Sell This Version
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SLP-28 Chambers' Music — John Coltrane John Coltrane Chambers' Music (Album) Sonet SLP-28 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
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PRLP 7181 Soul Junction — John Coltrane The Red Garland Quintet Featuring John Coltrane And Donald Byrd The Red Garland Quintet Featuring John Coltrane And Donald Byrd - Soul Junction (Album) Prestige PRLP 7181 US 1960 Sell This Version
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SD 1311 Giant Steps — John Coltrane John Coltrane Giant Steps (Album, Comp) Atlantic SD 1311 US 1960 Sell This Version
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BCP-6066 The Winner's Circle — John Coltrane John Coltrane The Winner's Circle (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-6066 US 1961 Sell This Version
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PRLP 7209 High Pressure — John Coltrane 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 1961 Sell This Version
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1373 Olé Coltrane — John Coltrane John Coltrane Olé Coltrane (Album) Atlantic 1373 US 1961 Sell This Version
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1361 My Favorite Things — John Coltrane John Coltrane My Favorite Things (Album, Comp) Atlantic 1361 US 1961 Sell This Version
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7188, PRLP 7188 Lush Life — John Coltrane John Coltrane Lush Life (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7188, PRLP 7188 US 1961 Sell This Version
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LTZA-15219 Coltrane Jazz — John Coltrane John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic LTZA-15219 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
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MJ-7034, (RANK-7025) Settin' The Pace — John Coltrane John Coltrane Settin' The Pace (Album) Prestige, Prestige MJ-7034, (RANK-7025) Japan 1961 Sell This Version

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an.earful.of.wax

an.earful.of.wax

August 26, 2021
edited 12 months ago
Oh snap, Impulse just announced A Love Supreme, Live in Seattle! Turns out, Antibes wasn't the only complete performance.
wsgray

wsgray

November 16, 2020
Why has Impulse not released a vinyl version of A Love Supreme live in Antibes (1965) as it is the ONLY live rendition of this suite? A staggering omission of a very important musical document!
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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
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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...
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Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

October 4, 2006
edited over 16 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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