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John Coltrane
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John William Coltrane (born September 23, 1926, Hamlet, NC; died July 17, 1967, Huntington, Long Island, NY) was an American tenor saxophonist and jazz composer; one of the most influential musicians (and significant saxophonists) of the twentieth century. Working early in bebop and hard bop with other prominent peers, "Trane" helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of avant-garde jazz.
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Brooklyn Raga Massive — Coltrane Raga Tribute Brooklyn Raga Massive — Coltrane Raga Tribute
(Bandcamp no#, 2017, CD)
Panzerballett — Tank Goodness Panzerballett — Tank Goodness
(Gentle Art of Music GAOM 012, 2012, CD)
John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Cosmic Music John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Cosmic Music
(Impulse! B0015829-02, 1968/2011, CD)
John Coltrane — Live at the Village Vanguard Again! John Coltrane — Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
(Impulse! B0015827-02, 1966/2011, CD)
John Coltrane / Archie Shepp — New Thing at Newport John Coltrane / Archie Shepp — New Thing at Newport
(Impulse AS-94, 1966, LP)
John Coltrane — Offering - Live at Temple University John Coltrane — Offering - Live at Temple University
(Impulse B0019632-02, 1966/2014, 2CD)
John Coltrane — Live in Seattle John Coltrane — Live in Seattle
(Impulse! B0015951-02, 1965/2011, CD)
John Coltrane — A Love Supreme John Coltrane — A Love Supreme
(Impulse B0000610-02, 1965/2003, CD)
John Coltrane — Transition John Coltrane — Transition
(Impulse AS-9195, 1965/1970, LP)
John Coltrane — Both Directions at Once John Coltrane — Both Directions at Once
(Verve B0028228, 1963/2018, 2CD)
The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa / Brass The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa / Brass
(Impulse! A-6, 1961, LP)
John Coltrane — The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings John Coltrane — The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings
(Impulse IMPD4-232, 1961/1997, 4CD)
John Coltrane — My Favorite Things John Coltrane — My Favorite Things
(Atlantic 1361, 1961, LP)
John Coltrane — The Other Village Vanguard Tapes John Coltrane — The Other Village Vanguard Tapes
(Impulse MCD0413, 1961/1987, 2CD)
John Coltrane — The Mastery of John Coltrane Vol. IV - Trane's Modes John Coltrane — The Mastery of John Coltrane Vol. IV - Trane's Modes
(Impulse 254 650-2, 1961/1987, 2CD)
John Coltrane — Giant Steps John Coltrane — Giant Steps
(Atlantic 1311, 1959, LP)
Miles Davis — Kind of Blue Miles Davis — Kind of Blue
(Columbia CK 64935, 1959/1997, CD)

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