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Birth Name: John William Coltrane
Born: 1926/09/23
Birth Place: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1967/07/17
Years Active: 1946–1967
Genres: Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Modal, Free Jazz

John William Coltrane (sometimes abbreviated "Trane"; 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 in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing 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 a saxophonist. C... Continue Bio >>

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