John Coltrane

John Coltrane

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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).

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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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) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige UK 1957 Sell This Version
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 US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane / Hank Mobley / Zoot Sims / Al Cohn John Coltrane / Hank Mobley / Zoot Sims / Al Cohn - Tenor Conclave (Album) Prestige US 1957 Sell This Version
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 US 1957 Sell This Version
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) Blue Note, Blue Note US 1957 Sell This Version
John Coltrane With Red Garland John Coltrane With Red Garland - Soultrane (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1958 Sell This Version
Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd - All Mornin' Long (Album) Top Rank International Japan 1958 Sell This Version
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 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
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 US 1958 Sell This Version
Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman - The Cats (Album) New Jazz US 1959 Sell This Version
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) Atlantic US 1959 Sell This Version
The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane And Donald Byrd The Red Garland Quintet With John Coltrane And Donald Byrd - High Pressure (Album) Prestige US 1959 Sell This Version
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) Sonet Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
John Coltrane Lush Life (Album) Prestige, Prestige UK 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane Settin' The Pace (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane My Favorite Things (Album) Atlantic US 1961 Sell This Version
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - Bags & Trane (Album) Atlantic US 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic Argentina 1961 Sell This Version
John Coltrane John Coltrane In The Winners Circle (Album) Bethlehem Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane - Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane (Album) Jazzland 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 10 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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