John Coltrane

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Birth Name: John Coltrane
Born: 09/23/1926
Birth Place: Hamlet, North Carolina, USA
Death Place: Huntington, New York, USA
Died: 07/17/1967

One of the most important figures in jazz history, saxophonist and composer John Coltrane revolutionized the genre during a relatively brief but highly influential career which saw him battle drug addiction, experience a spiritual conversion and develop a unique improvisational style coined "sheets of sound." A key sideman for the likes of Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, Coltrane contributed to a plethora of landmark releases in the mid-late 1950s before becoming a band leader himself, recording several masterpieces of his own which helped to usher in a new era for jazz music. His prolific work-rate in the studio ensured that his legacy continued to grow long after his sudden death at th... Continue Bio >>

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