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John Coltrane

  • Sep 23, 1926 - Jul 17, 1967 (age 40)
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2018
Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
AlbumJun 29, 2018

Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

Both Directions at Once: The …
Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is a studio album recorded by saxophonist John Coltrane for Impulse! Records that was first released in 2018. The recordings were made in 1963 during Coltrane's Classic Quartet period and lost for decades.
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2017
SongJul 7, 2017

A Love Supreme Part 1: Acknowledgement
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2014
Award2014

Best Album Notes

Won award for "Offering: Live at Temple University".
Grammy Award
2012
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2012

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman".
2010
Coltrane
AlbumJan 1, 2010

Coltrane

Coltrane is a 1962 studio album by jazz saxophonist John …
Coltrane is a 1962 studio album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. When reissued on CD, it featured a Coltrane composition dedicated to his hero "Big Nick" Nicholas which Coltrane would record later the same year with his Ellington collaboration Duke Ellington & John Coltrane. The composition "Tunji" was written by Coltrane in dedication to the Nigerian drummer, Babatunde Olatunji.
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2007
Award2007

Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

Won Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards.
2006
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2006

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane".
2005
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
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AlbumSep 27, 2005

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltr…

At Carnegie Hall is a live …
At Carnegie Hall is a live album by The Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane.
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2003
John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio
AlbumJan 1, 2003

John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio

John Coltrane with the Red …
John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio is the third studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, issued in 1958 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7123. It was recorded at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey. In 1961 it was reissued as Traneing In, Prestige catalogue 7651, and given a different cover photo, as pictured. The album was reissued on compact disc in 2007 as part of the Concord Music Group remastering series by Rudy Van Gelder, also doing a similar series for Blue Note Records.
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2000
Award2000

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Monk's Music".
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2000

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Giant Steps".
1999
Award1999

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
1998
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1998

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "A Love Supreme".
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1998

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Blue Train".
1995
Stellar Regions
AlbumOct 10, 1995

Stellar Regions

Stellar Regions is a posthumous release by John Coltrane, …
Stellar Regions is a posthumous release by John Coltrane, drawn largely from tapes discovered in 1994 by the artist's wife, Alice Coltrane, who plays the piano on the session. Alice Coltrane is also responsible for the titles of the eight numbers featured on the album.
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1991
Nomination1991

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award1991

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1981
Award1981

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Won award for "Bye Bye Blackbird".
Grammy Award
Nomination1981

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Nominated for "Bye Bye Blackbird".
Grammy Award
1977
First Meditations (for quartet)
AlbumJan 1, 1977

First Meditations (for quartet)

First Meditations (for quartet) …
First Meditations (for quartet) is an album by John Coltrane recorded on September 2, 1965 and posthumously released in 1977. It is a quartet version of a suite Coltrane would record as Meditations two months later with the additions of Pharoah Sanders as a second tenor saxophone and Rashied Ali on drums. Along with Sun Ship, recorded a week earlier, First Meditations represents the final recordings of Coltrane's classic quartet featuring bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones and pianist McCoy Tyner. The "Meditations" suite on this album consists of five movements, and is similar in musical character to the individual pieces on Sun Ship. "Love" and "Serenity" are both free-form pieces with no fixed tempo or chord progression in the traditional jazz sense. "Consequences" is a high-intensity, up tempo piece that closely resembles the title track from Sun Ship, with a theme consisting only of a brief, repetitive staccato phrase, and with an "extreme" solo from Coltrane featuring altissimo-register playing and multiphonics.
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1974
Interstellar Space
AlbumJan 1, 1974

Interstellar Space

Interstellar Space is a studio album by American jazz …
Interstellar Space is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. It was recorded in 1967, the year of his death, and released by Impulse! Records in September 1974.
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1967
John Coltrane
PersonalJuly 1967

John Coltrane

John Coltrane passed away.
Oranyan Coltrane
ChildMarch 1967

Oranyan Coltrane

Oranyan Coltrane is a Musician, DJ and composer.
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Om
AlbumJan 1, 1967

Om

Om is a 1968 album by John Coltrane recorded in October …
Om is a 1968 album by John Coltrane recorded in October 1965. Om refers to the sacred syllable in Hinduism, which symbolizes the infinite or the entire Universe. Coltrane described Om as the "first syllable, the primal word, the word of power". Issued posthumously, the 29-minute recording contains chants from the Bhagavad Gita "Coltrane and one or two other musicians begin and end the piece by chanting in unison a verse from chapter nine ("The Yoga of Mysticism") of the Bhagavad Gita: Rites that the Vedas ordain, and the rituals taught by the scriptures: all these I am, and the offering made to the ghosts of the fathers, herbs of healing and food, the mantram, the clarified butter. I the oblation, and I the flame into which it is offered. I am the sire of the world, and this world's mother and grandsire. I am he who awards to each the fruit of his action. I make all things clean. I am Om!" a Hindu holy book, as well as Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders chanting from a Buddhist text, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and reciting a passage describing the primal verbalization "om" as a cosmic/spiritual common denominator in all things.
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Expression
AlbumJan 1, 1967

Expression

Expression is an album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. …
Expression is an album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Apart from the title track, the rest of the album was recorded at about the same time as Interstellar Space. Expression was released in September 1967, after Coltrane's unexpected death; this was the first posthumous release of a Coltrane recording.
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Kulu Sé Mama
AlbumJan 1, 1967

Kulu Sé Mama

Kulu Sé Mama is an album by jazz musician John Coltrane. …
Kulu Sé Mama is an album by jazz musician John Coltrane. Recorded during 1965, it was released in early 1967 as Impulse! A-9106 (AS-9106 for the stereo version).
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1966
Alice Coltrane
Marriage1966

Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane (née McLeod, August 27, 1937 – January …
Alice Coltrane (née McLeod, August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007), also known by her adopted Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda or Turiya Alice Coltrane, was an American jazz musician and composer, and in her later years a swamini. One of the few harpists in the history of jazz, she recorded many albums as a bandleader, beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Impulse! and other major record labels. She was the second wife and the widow of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.
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1965
Ravi Coltrane
ChildAugust 1965

Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane (born August 6, 1965) is an American jazz …
Ravi Coltrane (born August 6, 1965) is an American jazz saxophonist. Co-owner of the record label RKM Music, he has produced pianist Luis Perdomo, guitarist David Gilmore, and trumpeter Ralph Alessi.
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New Thing at Newport
AlbumJul 2, 1965

New Thing at Newport

New Thing at Newport is a 1965 live album featuring two …
New Thing at Newport is a 1965 live album featuring two separate sets from that year's Newport Jazz Festival by tenor saxophonists John Coltrane and Archie Shepp.
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A Love Supreme
AlbumJan 1, 1965

A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme is an album by American jazz saxophonist …
A Love Supreme is an album by American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. He recorded it in one session on December 9, 1964, at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, leading a quartet featuring pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones.
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The Last Trane
AlbumJan 1, 1965

The Last Trane

The Last Trane is an album credited to jazz musician …
The Last Trane is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1966 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7378. It is assembled from unissued results of three separate recording sessions at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958. Coltrane was a sideman on all the original sessions, which were led by trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Red Garland or drummer Art Taylor. Last Trane was an example of Prestige capitalizing on Coltrane's fame which grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label. Prestige would reissue recordings on which he had originally been a sideman as if he were the leader, or like Last Trane used unissued recordings to create new marketable albums without Coltrane's input or approval.
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The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
AlbumJan 1, 1965

The John Coltrane Quartet Plays

The John Coltrane Quartet …
The John Coltrane Quartet Plays (full title The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Chim Chim Cheree, Song of Praise, Nature Boy, Brazilia) is a 1965 album by jazz musician John Coltrane.
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1964
Bahia
AlbumFeb 13, 1964

Bahia

Bahia is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, …
Bahia is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1965 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7353. It is assembled from unissued results of two separate recording sessions at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1958. As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label, Prestige used unissued recordings to create new marketable albums without Coltrane's input or approval. Bahia is the last known album of this category while recording with Prestige.
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Standard Coltrane
AlbumJan 1, 1964

Standard Coltrane

Standard Coltrane is an album credited to jazz musician …
Standard Coltrane is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1962 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7243. It is assembled from unissued results of a single recording session at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1958. As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label, Prestige used unissued recordings to create new marketable albums without Coltrane's input or approval.
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John Coltrane Jr.
Child1964

John Coltrane Jr.

John Coltrane Jr. born.
Coltrane's Sound
AlbumJan 1, 1964

Coltrane's Sound

Coltrane's Sound is an album credited to jazz musician …
Coltrane's Sound is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1964 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1419. It was recorded at Atlantic Studios during the sessions for My Favorite Things, assembled after Coltrane had stopped recording for the label and was under contract to Impulse Records. Like Prestige and Blue Note Records before them, as Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s Atlantic used unissued recordings and released them without either Coltrane's input or approval.
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Crescent
AlbumJan 1, 1964

Crescent

Crescent is a 1964 studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, …
Crescent is a 1964 studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released by Impulse! as A-66. Alongside Coltrane on tenor saxophone, the album features McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (double bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) playing original Coltrane compositions.
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SongJan 1, 1964

Equinox
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1963
SongJan 1, 1963

My One and Only Love
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SongJan 1, 1963

Stardust
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SongJan 1, 1963

Alabama
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Ballads
AlbumJan 1, 1963

Ballads

Ballads is a jazz album by John Coltrane. It was recorded in …
Ballads is a jazz album by John Coltrane. It was recorded in December 1961 and 1962, and released on the Impulse! label in 1963 as A-32 (mono) and later AS-32 (stereo). Critic Gene Lees stated that the quartet had never played the tunes before. "They arrived with music-store sheet music of the songs" and just before the recordings, they "would discuss each tune, write out copies of the changes they'd use, semi-rehearse for a half hour and then do it". Each piece was recorded in one take, except for "All or Nothing at All". In 2008, the album was a recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame award.
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1961
Settin' the Pace
AlbumJan 1, 1961

Settin' the Pace

Settin' the Pace is an album credited to jazz musician …
Settin' the Pace is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7213. It is assembled from unissued results of a single recording session at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1958. Coltrane on tenor saxophone is accompanied by the Red Garland Trio with Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. With Garland and Chambers Coltrane had played together since at least October 1955 in Miles Davis' band. With Art Taylor they were part of the Tenor Conclave recordings in September 1956. As a quartet they had already recorded two albums for Prestige, John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio and Soultrane. The material the quartet recorded on this session were extended interpretations of three popular songs not played by jazz musicians before, and "Little Melonae", a classic bebop tune written by Jackie McLean.
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Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
AlbumJan 1, 1961

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

Thelonious Monk with John …
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane is a 1961 album by Thelonious Monk issued on Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records. It consists of material recorded four years earlier when Monk worked extensively with John Coltrane, issued after Coltrane had become a leader and jazz star in his own right.
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SongJan 1, 1961

My Shining Hour
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Coltrane Jazz
AlbumJan 1, 1961

Coltrane Jazz

Coltrane Jazz is the sixth studio album by jazz musician John …
Coltrane Jazz is the sixth studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1354. The song "Village Blues" is noted as a landmark recording, as it marks the first session date of the early John Coltrane Quartet on record. Featured alongside Coltrane are pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Steve Davis (who would within 18 months have been replaced by first Reggie Workman and then Jimmy Garrison who would stay with Coltrane until his death.)
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Lush Life
AlbumJan 1, 1961

Lush Life

Lush Life is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, …
Lush Life is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7188. It is assembled from unissued results of three separate recording sessions at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958. As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label, Prestige used unissued recordings to create new marketable albums without Coltrane's input or approval.
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Africa/Brass
AlbumJan 1, 1961

Africa/Brass

Africa/Brass is the eighth studio album by jazz musician John …
Africa/Brass is the eighth studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Impulse! Records, catalogue A-6. The sixth release for the fledgling label and Coltrane's first for Impulse!, it features Coltrane's working quartet augmented by a larger ensemble to bring the total number of participating musicians to 21. Its big band sound, with the unusual instrumentation of French horns and euphonium, presented music very different from anything that had been associated with Coltrane to date.
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1959
Giant Steps
AlbumDec 1, 1959

Giant Steps

Giant Steps is the fifth studio album by jazz musician John …
Giant Steps is the fifth studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane as leader, released in February 1960 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD 1311. This was his first album as leader for his new label Atlantic Records. Many of its tracks have become practice templates for jazz saxophonists. In 2004, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. It attained gold record status in 2018, having sold 500,000 copies.
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1957
Blue Train
AlbumJan 1, 1957

Blue Train

Blue Train is a studio album by John Coltrane, released in …
Blue Train is a studio album by John Coltrane, released in January 1958 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. It is the only Blue Note recording by Coltrane as session leader. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA.
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1955
Juanita Naima Grubbs
Marriage1955

Juanita Naima Grubbs

Married Juanita Naima Grubbs.
1926
John Coltrane
BirthSeptember 1926

John Coltrane

John Coltrane was born.
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