ABC Jazz Home > Just Played > John Coltrane

John Coltrane

Artist Note

The Official John Coltrane Website



John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 - July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane and a special Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist....

This entry is automatically sourced from Wikipedia external link, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under CC-BY-SA external link. Visit John Coltrane external link on Wikipedia to correct or update this entry. Any changes made to the Wikipedia article will not be immediately available here. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator

Recently Played on ABC Jazz.

7:32am Apr 28
album cover
SongLush Life
ArtistJohn Coltrane
AlbumJohn Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
7:33pm Apr 27
album cover
ArtistJohn Coltrane
AlbumGiant Steps
4:43am Apr 27
album cover
SongLimehouse Blues
ArtistJohn Coltrane
AlbumCannonball & Coltrane
LabelPolygram Records
1:39am Apr 26
album cover
SongBlue Train
ArtistJohn Coltrane
AlbumThe Best Of Blue Note Vol. 1
LabelBlue Note
6:57pm Apr 24
album cover
SongMinor Mishap
ArtistJohn Coltrane
AlbumThe Cats
LabelNew Jazz
See more 'Just Played' Songs on ABC Jazz
John ColtraneJohn ColtraneJohn Coltrane

Non-ABC images are automatically sourced from Discogs external link, a community-built database of music information. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator


Aug 18, 2016. 1:04pm
Stu recommended this
Aug 12, 2013. 12:35pm
Apatheosis recommended this
Sep 19, 2011. 1:49pm
noach recommended this


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
On Feb 3, 2012. 9:37am
steve said


On Sep 1, 2012. 1:07am
Jan Barendregt said

Coltrane went through a number of phases in his career. This was one of many high points. What a delight!

On Sep 5, 2012. 8:55am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks for listening all..!

On Aug 18, 2016. 1:03pm
Stu said

Coltrane..... amazing

On Oct 13, 2016. 8:21am
Stu said

Mr P.C. what a track. Love it when you drop in a 'classic' from time to time!

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Comments from unregistered users are subject to ABC moderation and will not appear until they are approved - there will be a delay until they are published.
Create A Profile to add comments straight away.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
30 minus equals zero
Solve this math question and enter the solution with digits. E.g. for "two plus four = ?" enter "6".
Sign up to the weekly newsletter
Enter your email address
Other ABC music sites