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Hamlet NC, United States (1926 – 1967)

John William Coltrane (Hamlet, North Carolina, September 23, 1926 – Huntington, New York, July 17, 1967) was an American and .

American jazz great John Coltrane emerged in the 19, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A leader of “”, in the 19 he led his own groups and changed the face of jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. Sometimes called simply ‘Trane, his recordings include Giant Steps (1959), My Favorite Things (1960), Olé (1961) and A Love Supreme (1964). In his later recordings he collaborated on avante-garde music with his wife, Alice Coltrane (b. Alice McLeod, 1937-2007), who had a career in her own right.

The band sometimes called Coltrane’s “classic quartet” of the early 1960s included McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums) and Jimmy Garrison (bass).
Despite a relatively brief career (he first came to notice as a sideman at age 29 in 1955, formally launched a solo career at 33 in 1960, and was dead at 40 in 1967), saxophonist John Coltrane was among the most important, and most controversial, figures in jazz. It seems amazing that his period of greatest activity was so short, not only because he recorded prolifically, but also because, taking advantage of his fame, the record companies that recorded him as a sideman in the 1950s frequently reissued those recordings under his name and there has been a wealth of posthumously released material as well.

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    27 Aug 2:11pm Reply
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    It's called blatant trolling.

    27 Aug 1:01pm Reply
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    Kenny G > John Coltrane - WHAT????!!!!!!!!!!Are you stupid?

    24 Aug 12:10pm Reply
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  • DJancks

    Olé !

    3 Aug 6:34pm Reply
  • Kao_Slothrop

    Transcendence in jazz

    24 Jul 4:15am Reply
  • JuniorWaldorf

    nice

    21 Jul 9:41pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    His spiritual period is seriously amazing, but also overhyped by kids who look at it as some kind of hipster post-rock and have no clue/patience to appreciate his earlier work.

    12 Jul 6:56pm Reply
  • adamofgenesis

    his spiritual period was seriously amazing., his work with miles was seriously amazing his works before the spiritual period was seriously amazing! EVERYTHING coltrane made was amazing! I think he is something bigger than a human being! [3]

    8 Jul 11:37pm Reply
  • PeaceloveK

    his spiritual period was seriously amazing., his work with miles was seriously amazing his works before the spiritual period was seriously amazing! EVERYTHING coltrane made was amazing! I think he is something bigger than a human being! [2]

    1 Jul 6:58pm Reply
  • JayOlguin

    his spiritual period was seriously really really very good

    1 Jul 3:33am Reply
  • aayGunay

    his spiritual period was seriously amazing [n]

    7 Jun 2:40pm Reply
  • bschw

    Yawn

    5 Jun 2:29am Reply
  • electrobaboon

    his spiritual period was seriously amazing

    3 Jun 8:20pm Reply
  • electrobaboon

    his spiritual period was seriously amazing

    3 Jun 8:20pm Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Fajne ma Dżą zdjęcia, jest na nich takim mądrym, poważnym murzynem. Pasują do płyt jego :)

    29 May 11:10am Reply
  • fimikfimik

    A Love Supreme is a masterpiece.

    22 May 1:30pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    his previous periods were just as/even more amazing.

    21 May 6:48pm Reply
  • RIMS1985

    his spiritual period was seriously amazing

    20 May 7:01am Reply
  • TasteTheLight

    his spiritual period was seriously amazing., his work with miles was seriously amazing his works before the spiritual period was seriously amazing! EVERYTHING coltrane made was amazing! I think he is something bigger than a human being!

    13 May 3:28pm Reply
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