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John Coltrane

American jazz saxophonist

John Coltrane

American jazz saxophonist
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birthday
23rd
September, 1926
Death
17th
July, 1967
Birth Place
Hamlet, North Carolina, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane’s music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension, as exemplified on his most acclaimed albums A Love Supreme (1965) and Ascension (1966). He remains one of the most influential saxophonists in music history. He received numerous posthumous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church. His second wife was pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane. The couple had three children: John Jr. (1964-1982), a bassist; Ravi (born 1965), a saxophonist; and Oran (born 1967), also a saxophonist.

instruments played
(soprano)
alto
bass
clarinet
flute
saxophone
Tenor
Allegiance

United States

Associated Acts

Dizzy Gillespie McCoy Tyner Elvin Jones Jimmy Garrison Miles Davis Quintet Eric Dolphy Thelonious Monk Pharoah Sanders Alice Coltrane

Battleswars

World War II Pacific Theater

Birth Name

John William Coltrane

Genres

Hard bop modal jazz free jazz avant-garde jazz

Rank

Seaman First Class

Servicebranch

United States Navy

Unit

Naval Station Pearl Harbor Pacific Fleet Ceremonial Band

Years Active

1945 1967

Years Of Service

1945 1946

Name

John Coltrane

Nationality

United States of America

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