John William Coltrane 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 later was at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane, and their son Ravi Coltrane is also...
|Birthdate:||September 23, 1926|
|Birthplace:||Hamlet, North Carolina|
|Date of death:||July 17, 1967|
|Education:||Granoff School of Music, William Penn High School|
|Also known as:||John Coltraine, Trane, John William Coltrane|