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Masters of the Saxophone, John Coltrane

John Coltrane

July 31st, 2012

Birth Name:
John William Coltrane

Born:
John Coltrane

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'40s, '50s, '60s

Essentials

Jazz Saxophone
Jazz Saxophone
Black History
Black History
Jazz 101
Jazz 101





John Coltrane

Biography

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. It seems amazing that his period of greatest activity was so short, not only because he recorded prolifically, but also because, taking advantage of his fame, the record companies that recorded him as a sideman in the 1950s frequently reissued those recordings under his name and there has been a wealth of posthumously released material as well. Since Coltrane was a protean player who changed his style radically over the course of his career, this has made for much confusion in his discography and in appreciations of his playing. There remains a critical divide between the adherents of his earlier, more conventional (if still highly imaginative) work and his later, more experimental work. No one, however, questions Coltrane's almost religious commitment to jazz or doubts his significance in the history of the music.

Top Albums

Masters of the Saxophone, John Coltrane
1. Masters of t..
The Very Best of John Coltrane, John Coltrane
2. The Very Bes..
My Favorite Things, John Coltrane
3. My Favorite ..
Giant Steps, John Coltrane
4. Giant Steps
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington
5. Duke Ellingt..
Coltrane for Lovers, John Coltrane
6. Coltrane for..
A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition), John Coltrane
7. A Love Supre..
Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago, Cannonball Adderley Quintet
8. Cannonball A..
Blue Train (Remastered), John Coltrane
9. Blue Train (..
Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane (Remastered), John Coltrane
10. Thelonious M..
The Complete Columbia Recordings - Miles Davis & John Coltrane, John Coltrane
11. The Complete..
A Love Supreme, John Coltrane
12. A Love Supre..
One Down, One Up - Live at the Half Note, John Coltrane
13. One Down, On..
The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961), John Coltrane
14. The Best of ..
Giant Steps, John Coltrane
15. Giant Steps
Lush Life (Remastered), John Coltrane
16. Lush Life (R..
Live At the Village Vanguard - The Master Takes, John Coltrane
17. Live At the ..
The Very Best of John Coltrane, John Coltrane
18. The Very Bes..
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane
19. John Coltran..
Coltrane's Sound, John Coltrane
20. Coltrane's S..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
In a Sentimental MoodVery Best of John Coltrane4:16$1.29
2.
'Round MidnightComplete Columbia Recording..5:54$0.99
3.
In a Sentimental MoodLove Jones (The Music)4:14$0.99
4.
My One and Only LoveColtrane for Lovers4:57$1.29
5.
In a Sentimental MoodDuke Ellington and John Col..4:18$1.29
6.
NaimaGiant Steps4:18$1.29
7.
Giant StepsGiant Steps4:43$1.29
8.
On Green Dolphin StreetComplete Columbia Recording..9:48$0.99
9.
Giant StepsGiant Steps4:46$1.29
10.
My Favorite Things, Part 1 (Single V..My Favorite Things2:47$1.29
11.
Feeling of JazzDuke Ellington and John Col..5:34$1.29
12.
ForeverMasters of the Saxophone4:50$0.99
13.
TouchMasters of the Saxophone6:42$0.99
14.
Kulu Se MamaMasters of the Saxophone4:10$0.99
15.
Lazy BirdGrandes del Jazz 23 - Early..7:05$0.99
16.
Trane's BluesGrandes del Jazz 23 - Early..6:55$0.99
17.
My Favorite Things56 Greatest Jazz & Swin..4:04$0.69
18.
You Leaving Me BreathlessMaster7:26$0.99
19.
BahiaVery Best of John Coltrane6:17$1.29
20.
Theme for ErnieVery Best of John Coltrane4:58$1.29
21.
I Love YouVery Best of John Coltrane5:34$1.29
22.
SoultraneVery Best of John Coltrane5:24$1.29
23.
NuttyVery Best of John Coltrane6:38$1.29
24.
I Hear a RhapsodyVery Best of John Coltrane6:03$1.29
25.
West 42nd StreetSix of the Best - LP Collec..7:44$0.99

Top Music Videos

Naima (Live), John Coltrane
1. Naima (Live)
Impressions (Live), John Coltrane
2. Impressions (L..


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