Jazz Legend John Coltrane Lost Battle With Cancer 45 Years Ago On This Day

July 17, 2012   // 0 Comments

by D.L. Chandler (newsone.com) The impact that saxophonist John William Coltrane (pictured) left on the jazz scene is still quite resonant, even 45 years after his passing. As one of the innovators of modal jazz, Coltrane made his name first playing as a sideman in gigs with other jazz greats, such as trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Coltrane would eventually become one of the...

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