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John William "Trane" Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967[1]) 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, making about fifty recordings 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's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane, and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist.

He influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant tenor saxophonists in jazz history. He received many awards, among them a posthumous Special Citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2007 for his "masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz."

The late great john coltrane inspired internationally..i wanted to highlight the new generation that sit under his mantle. Execptionally one group of youth i personally know... Zaire Darden(drummer)-18 Joshua Darden (keys)- 11 and Lawrence "Baby Giant"(trombone)-16 Darden of collingswood N.J. The brothers are personally like nephews to me, and have excelled musically in their league and sphere of influence. Peep the future @work in a performance.. notice Lawrence(lead trombonist) bears the very profile of John coltrane..this monday night see the face of jazz music revisted in the 21st century..


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