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John Coltrane

Birthdate: 23. September 1926
Date of death: 17. July 1967

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" , 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 in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane and a special Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist.

Quotes John Coltrane

„Keep a thing happenin' all throughout.“

—  John Coltrane

Chatter before studio version of "Dearly Beloved", addressing pianist Mccoy Tyner. (1964)[citation needed]

„Rushin' Lullaby.“

—  John Coltrane

Coltrane answering producer Bob Weinstock's question "Trane, what was the name of that tune?". Coltrane and his band were actually playing a fast tempo version of Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby".[citation needed]

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