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    Famous Jazz musician John Coltrane was born in Hamlet NC (Richmond County) in 1926!

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  • Chris Bell

    John Coltrane. It feels like you can hear him speaking through his horn. He had a lot to say. Jazz is like a great deep book with a rich vocabulary of words and turns of phrase from cover to cover. If you listen, there is so much there.

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    john coltrane | SIUE Black Studies Blog: 10 John Coltrane Poems by Poets of the Black ...

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    Word Life Production - John Coltrane a tenor saxophone player played with Miles Davis Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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John Coltrane, 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 later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

John Coltrane via Lee Friedlander

Hoy es un excelente día de mis musicos favoritos feliz día internacional del jazz :-D

John Coltrane ~ Bebop simply didn't fire me up. Believe me, I tried to like it. I knew I should like it but I just couldn't wrap my brain around it.

John Coltrane. I believe that's his wife Alice in the background. Alice McLeod was from Detroit and I believe he met her there in the vibrant, integrating Westside jazz scene. Legend has it he played Detroit a lot @ places like the Bluebird and the Minor Key.

John Coltrane - Anthony Luke's not-just-another-photoblog Blog: Photographer Profile ~William Claxton

Jazz genius, John Coltrane was a Navy man. In 1945 Coltrane entered the Navy as a volunteer apprentice seaman and a year later made his first recording with a Navy band called the Melody Masters.

Continually searching for more possibilities in his music -- and therefore, in himself. He once told Nat Hentoff, "the music is the whole question of life itself." Adapted from the liner notes, Giant Steps

John Coltrane. For those of you that play sax, I should hope you know his name. Others are given leave.

“I never even thought about whether or not they understand what I'm doing . . . the emotional reaction is all that matters as long as there's some feeling of communication, it isn't necessary that it be understood.” John Coltraine