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John Coltrane

Saxophonist John Coltrane © Mosaic Images/Corbis
Born: Sep 23, 1926 in Hamlet, NC
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Died: Jul 17, 1967 in Huntington, NY
Genre: Jazz, Classical
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 ...Read full biography
Giant Steps [Deluxe Edition]
Released: 1960
Label: Rhino Atlantic
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History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering ...Read full review
Giant Steps
Released: 1960
Label: Rhino
Critics' Rating:
History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering ...Read full review
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