John Coltrane Biography

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane", 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 was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his 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. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane and a special Pulitzer Prize in 2007. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Coltrane
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Musician, Bandleader, Composer, Songwriter, Saxophonist
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
September 23, 1926
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
July 17, 1967
Age at Death:
40
Cause of Death:
Liver tumour
Marriages
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