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Died On This Date (July 17, 1967) John Coltrane / Jazz Icon

Posted by themusicsover on July 17, 2010

John Coltrane
September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967

traneAlthough his professional career was cut short after just twelve years, John Coltrane’s output was legendary.  Coltrane is considered one of the greatest saxophonists of all time and helped popularize the free jazz idiom.  Besides recording over fifty sides, he supported countless others, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis.  Most of Coltrane’s albums are must-haves for any jazz collection.  That list includes Giant Steps, Blue Train, My Favorite Things, and of course, A Love Supreme.  Coltrane suffered from heroin addiction but it was liver cancer that he succumbed to at the age of 40.

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