On this day in 1967… The world lost American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane

July 17, 2016

On this day in 1967…

The world lost American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane

who aged only forty years and died from liver cancer

at Huntington Hospital in Long Island, New York

Coltrane also known as "Trane"

worked in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career

and helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz

and was later at the forefront of free jazz

He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career

and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians

including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk

‘A Love Supreme’ was one of his masterpiece albums  released in 1964

"I personally spent many hours of Coltrane study in the early seventies

during my time at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts"

Bobby Corcione

 

 

 

 

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