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  Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - John Coltrane
John Coltrane was a consummate musician and band leader; an innovator in the avant garde and free jazz era from its inception.
John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina, the son of John Robert and Alice Blair Coltrane.
John and Alice soon married, moved to Huntington, Long Island, and she replaced McCoy Tyner when he left the John Coltrane Quartet in 1966.
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 John Coltrane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With a few absences, Coltrane was with this edition of the Davis band (known as the "First Great Quintet" to distinguish it from Miles's later group with Wayne Shorter) from October 1955 through April 1957, a period which saw influential recordings from Davis and the first signs of Coltrane's growing ability.
Coltrane would go on to adopt some of Davis's leadership traits for his future groups, such as allowing his musicians to solo with little interference, eschewing bandstand banter or tune identification, and remaining detached (although not hostile, which couldn't always be said of his prickly boss), both with his audience and the press.
Coltrane was born and raised a Christian, and was in touch with religion and spirituality from childhood.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/John Coltrane
John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Coltrane's recording rate was astonishingly prolific: he released about fifty recordings as a leader in these twelve years, and appeared on dozens more led by other musicians.
Coltrane worked a variety of jobs through the late forties until he joined Dizzy Gillespie's big band in 1949 as an alto saxophonist.
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 Articles - John Coltrane   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coltrane moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 1943, and was inducted into the Navy in 1945, where he played in a Hawaii-based Navy band, returning to civilian life in 1946.
With a few absences, Coltrane was with this edition of the Davis band (known as the "First Classic Quintet" to distinguish it from Miles´s later group with Wayne Shorter) from October 1955 through April 1957, a period which saw influential recordings from Davis and the first signs of Coltrane´s growing ability.
Coltrane would go on to adopt some of Davis´s leadership traits for his future groups, such as allowing his musicians to solo with little interference, eschewing bandstand banter or tune indentification, and remaining detached (although not hostile, which couldn´t always be said of his prickly boss), both with his audience and the press.
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 John Coltrane | View the Music Artists Biography Online | VH1.com
Coltrane was the son of John R. Coltrane, a tailor and amateur musician, and Alice (Blair) Coltrane.
Coltrane tried and failed to kick heroin in the summer of 1956, and in October, Davis fired him, though the trumpeter had relented and taken him back by the end of November.
John Coltrane is sometimes described as one of jazz's most influential musicians, but one is hard put to find followers who actually play in his style.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - John Coltrane
John Coltrane was, after Charlie Parker, the most revolutionary and widely imitated saxophonist in jazz.
Coltrane next played in Thelonious Monk's quartet (July-December 1957), but owing to contractual conflicts took part in only one early recording session of this legendary group.
In his final years and after his death, Coltrane acquired an almost saintly reputation among listeners and fellow musicians for his energetic and selfless support of young avant-garde performers, his passionate religious convictions, his peaceful demeanor, and his obsessive striving for a musical ideal.
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 John Coltrane Biography
Coltrane used a style of playing a flurry of notes, which was a nice balance to Miles' use of space (the opposite).
Coltrane was starting to go into a different musical direction than Miles and was looking to lead his own band in order to explore his ideas.
Coltrane's groups gave some of the most intense live performances in jazz at this time, as Trane started exploring on the bandstand and stretched his solos out, routinely going over 30 minutes, and one that was reported to have gone on for 2 hours!
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 Free John Coltrane Music Online, Music Downloads, Music Videos and Lyrics - Rhapsody Online
John Coltrane's recording career took off with his work with Miles Davis' Quintet in 1955 and in '56, he began recording his first solo material.
Coltrane's warp-speed sonic attack on this album was called by the critics “sheets of sound,” but his playing kept evolving.
John Coltrane was both a deeply spiritual person and a relentless stylistic innovator, who demolished the boundaries of jazz in search of transcendence.
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 John Coltrane
John Coltrane is, together with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker (and I already dare to include Brad Mehldau who brings again together jazz and classical European music), one of the rare musicians who brought fundamental change to jazz.
In the winter 1964/65, Coltrane connected on the human as well as the musical level to the New York avant-garde, the surprise and sensation of the season, according to Joachim-Ernst Berendt.
On this album, Coltrane could not continue his musical adventure with his quartet and, therefore, had created a new quintet with Pharaoh Sanders, Trane's wife Alice on the piano, Rashied Ali on drums and Jimmy Garrison on bass.
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 John Coltrane - @ Jazz Pipeline .com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although there are recordings of Coltrane from as early as 1946, his real career spans the twelve years between 1955 and 1967, during which time he reshaped modern jazz and influenced generations of other musicians.
Coltrane's late period music showed an increasing interest in the free jazz pionered by Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler and others.
Coltrane's recording rate was astonishingly prolific: He released about fifty recorings as a leader in twelve years, and appeared on dozens more led by other musicians.
www.jazzpipeline.com /Jazz_Artists_Biographies/john_coltrane.htm   (700 words)

 John Coltrane @ The Jazz Files   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Coltrane (1926-67) was the most relentlessly exploratory musician in jazz history.
Coltrane's anguished tone and multi-noted, rhythmically complex solos with Davis quickly elevated him to the front ranks of jazz.
His position was quickly solidified when Miles Davis moved on, leaving Coltrane with the luxury of 2 of Davis' rhythm section pianist Red Garland, and Paul Cambers (bass).
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I compiled and published what became the standard John Coltrane discography in the late seventies (the starting point for the comprehensive 1995 work compiled by Yasuhiro Fujioka) and have written liner notes for a number of Coltrane releases over the past two decades.
I was most fortunate in 1997 to have the chance to write notes for the four-CD box set of the complete recordings of John Coltrane at the Village Vanguard (1961).
You won't find anything about Coltrane at the Atlantic WEB page, but it doesn't really matter; everything Coltrane recorded for Atlantic is in the box set from Rhino, and there are full details at The Heavyweight Champion page, including Lewis Porter's thorough notes.
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 John Coltrane - Impulse! Records
John William Coltrane, Jr., was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, on September 23, 1926.
Coltrane probably received his first instrumental training in the fall of 1939; he played alto horn, then clarinet, then alto saxophone in community and high school bands.
Coltrane served as a seaman and musician in the navy from August 1945 until August 1946.
www.vervemusicgroup.com /artist.aspx?aid=2660   (1130 words)

 John Coltrane: Blue Train ---Ink Blot Magazine
Coltrane remains the most influential jazz musician of the past 40 years.
Coltrane was booted by Miles because of heroin addiction.
The only album John Coltrane recorded for Blue Note as a leader turned out to be one of his most rewarding statements, not to mention a highlight of Blue Note's recording history.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/coltrane2.htm   (427 words)

 John Coltrane Music Store   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Coltrane recorded far too much landmark jazz for it ever to fit on just two CDs, but this set is a good introduction to the arc of his career.
John Coltrane's legendary 1961 stint at the Village Vanguard marked one of many watersheds in his career.
This 1960 recording was a landmark album in John Coltrane's career, the first to introduce his quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones and the first release on which he played soprano saxophone.
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 Jazz | All About Jazz
This is the first in a series called "The Giants of Jazz", each one dedicated to an outstanding artist who changed the face of jazz with his or her performances, arrangements, style, outstanding groups, and historical impact.
In preparing two interviews about Coltrane for All About Jazz, my own appreciation and grasp of his music went from a guy who made music that sang to a master who expressed his soul in phenomenal ways.
John Coltrane @ AAJ is also designed to encourage musicians to exchange ideas.
www.allaboutjazz.com /coltrane/index.html   (535 words)

 John Coltrane: Biography : Rolling Stone
For all he could do in the studio, though, Coltrane’s real wizardry happened onstage, where he could solo as long and intensely as he pleased, and the tapes of his performances at a New York club from early November 1961 were his next big breakthrough.
Jones’ drumming is the hardest he ever recorded with Coltrane; sometimes there’s a regular tempo, usually there’s not, and the group surges forward eloquently, alternating tenderness and force.
Coltrane and Sanders had been given alto saxophones on the tour, and they gave their new instruments a workout.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/johncoltrane/biography   (2454 words)

 NPR's Jazz Profiles: John Coltrane: First Impressions
It was during this period in the mid-1950s that Coltrane developed his signature voice and began to mature as an artist.
Coltrane was signed as a solo artist on Prestige, but his next stop was an apprenticeship of sorts with pianist and composer Thelonious Monk (left).
Davis was investigating modal jazz when Coltrane rejoined the group and while the trumpeter was exploring a more minimalist approach to music, Coltrane seemed locked into playing as many notes as possible.
www.npr.org /programs/jazzprofiles/archive/coltrane_1.html   (755 words)

 John Coltrane
As far as Coltrane's sax sound...it had become hard as ice, but with a enormous vibrato that gave it a bathetic sheen, eliminating the smears and rawness that had characterized his playing in the previous 3 years.
Coltrane's playing was intensely melodic and often a solo would consist of cascading and childlike melodies, bounced off of the rolling rhythm section.
To me, the later period is actually the heart of Coltrane's music, the time when he began to realize that music he must have been hearing in his head for so long.
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 John Coltrane
Although he'd released a few other albums under his name, this is in many senses Coltrane's first solo album: the first album of mostly Coltrane originals; the first album where he picked the personnel and the tunes beforehand, rather than just walking in off the street and blowing on whatever tunes happened to be around.
Coltrane's energetic soprano workout on the title song (in 3/4, then rare in jazz) made his reputation and remained one of his most requested songs for the rest of his career.
Coltrane ventures into the sort of collective improvisation pioneered by Sun Ra and Ornette Coleman, adding several horn players to the quartet and playing one tune (built on a five-note blues riff) for the entire album.
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 Biography - John Coltrane (Bio 27)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite a relatively brief career (he first came to notice as a sideman at age 29 in 1955, formally launched a solo career at 33 in 1960, and was dead at 40 in 1967), saxophonist John Coltrane was among the most important, and most controversial, figures in jazz.
In August, he recorded material belatedly released on the Prestige albums Lush Life (1960) and The Last Trane (1965), as well as the material for John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio, released later in the year.
John Coltrane, 'Interplay For 2 Trumpets And 2 Tenors', 1957, бЪВХЛБ ЪЧХЛБ, Prestige
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 John Coltrane's Eternal 'A Love Supreme' : NPR
Morning Edition, November 26, 2002 · Saxophone legend John Coltrane's 1964 recording, A Love Supreme, is one of the masterworks in the canon of jazz: most musicians know it.
Coltrane used the tools he had available and that he knew: a saxophone, a well-practiced quartet — even his own voice — to create music worthy of his creator."
John Coltrane biography as part of Jazz, the Ken Burns PBS film.
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And Coltrane was doubtless highly influenced by the many non-Western religions being explored by the African-American and artistic communities in the United States from the mid-'50s on.
John Coltrane's work is the subject of tremendous study and research: frankly I'm no expert on it.
Only John Coltrane's and portions of his quartet members' parts are original dating from previously unreleased mid-1960s performances: the bass solos, the harp and organ parts, the percussion parts, and sweeping Stravinsky-like string arrangements were overdubbed in 1972.
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 John Coltrane - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
For all his eventual legacy, Coltrane was a late bloomer, and this five-disc set offers an incredible window into the years he first hinted at greatness.
The Coltrane heard here, from '56 to '58, is growing into technical mastery and--almost nervously--sensing what he might do with it.
The other - and arguably more important purpose to the legions of Coltrane faithful - is its rich delineation of the evolutionary process behind one of the most profoundly important and emotionally compelling artists this planet has ever seen.
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