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"