John Coltrane





John Coltrane

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born
in Hamlet, North Carolina, The United States
September 23, 1926

died
July 17, 1967

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John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Born in Hamlet, North Carolina, Coltrane grew up in High Point, North Carolina and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 1943. He was inducted into the Navy in 1945 and returned to civilian life in 1946. Coltrane worked a variety of jobs through the late forties until (still an alto saxophonist) he joined Dizzy Gillespie's big band in 1949. He stayed with Gillespie through the band's breakup in May 1950 and (now on tenor saxophone) worked with Gillespie's small group until April 1951, when he returned to Philadelphia to go to school.

In early 1952, Coltrane joined Earl Bostic's band. In 1953, after a stint with Eddie Vinson, he joined Johnny Hodges's small group (duri
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John Coltrane - Saxophone S...
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The Music of John Coltrane
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Coltrane Plays Standards: S...
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John Coltrane Omnibook: For...
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John Coltrane Omnibook for ...
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John Coltrane - A Love Supr...
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Blue Train
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Definitive John Coltrane on...
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John Coltrane - A Love Supr...
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Jazz Play-Along: Volume 149...
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“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being...When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups...I want to speak to their souls.”
John Coltrane

“I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.”
John Coltrane

“My goal is to live the truly religious life, and express it in my music. If you live it, when you play there's no problem because the music is part of the whole thing. To be a musician is really something. It goes very, very deep. My music is the spiritual expression of what I am - my faith, my knowledge, my being.”
John Coltrane