17 July 2014

Soul Trane, RIP

John William Coltrane, also known as "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 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.
-courtesy, the internet

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