John Coltrane Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina
Died: July 17, 1967 in Huntington, Long Island, New York
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John Coltrane (1926-1967) was a jazz saxophonist (tenor, but also soprano and alto) and highly innovative composer. First noted as a sideman for such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and especially Miles Davis, Coltrane released his first solo album in 1957, and the first album consisting entirely of his original compositions (Giant Steps) in 1960. That same year, he formed his first ensemble, a quartet. "Trane" explored many jazz styles during a career shortened by liver cancer. His spiritual quest helped him overcome an early addiction to heroin and greatly influenced his music. Coltrane's posthumous honors included a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation (2007), which noted his "masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz." Coltrane's prolific recordings were more than his record label could profitably release in his lifetime, so new works - as well as compilations - continued to appear long after his death. Many of his compositions remained in the possession of the Coltrane family, including this one, which was purchased from the family at a Lincoln Center auction in 2005. The jazz standard "Body and Soul" (1930), was first recorded by Coltrane in October 1960. The arrangement offered here, differing from the recorded version, dates from the late 1950s.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2011 Shame (Sound), 2008 August (Sound), 2007 Zodiac (Sound), 2005 Beauty Shop (Sound), 1997 Love Jones (Sound), 1992 Malcolm X (Sound), 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Sound), 1965 Man Outside (Sound), 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (in person), 1994 The Atlantic Records Story (Other), 1964 Cat in the Sack (Sound), 1964 Cat in the Sack (in person), 2013 The Mark of Beauty (Sound), 1967 Panek (Sound), 2009 La musica più comica del mondo (Other), 1987 Broken Noses (Sound), 2005 Prime (Sound), 2002 Comedian (Sound), 2002 Crossing Jordan (Sound), 1999 The Corruptor (Sound), 1997 Balkanisateur (Sound), 1996 Foreign Land (Sound), 1995 Kids (Sound), 1993 A Bronx Tale (Sound), 1987 Barfly (Sound), 1980 The Blonde (Sound), 1959 The Sound of Miles Davis (in person), 2004 Independent Lens (Sound), 2013 Gent de paraula (Sound), 2009 Breaking Bad (Sound), 2007 King of California (Sound), 2006 Hollywoodland (Sound), 2005 Capote (Sound), 2004 Enduring Love (Sound), 2003 American Splendor (Sound), 2002 Gilmore Girls (Sound), 1998 Besieged (Sound), 1997 Breaking Up (Sound), 1994 Bottle Rocket (Sound), 1989 Scandal (Sound), 1986 The Boss' Wife (Sound), 1991 De laatste sessie (in person), 1963 Jazz Casual (in person), 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (in person), 1955 Tonight! (in person), 2007 My Name Is Albert Ayler (Other), 2003 Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (Other), 2000 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (Other), 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (Other), 1995 Masters of American Music (Other), 2011 Magic Trip (Sound), Fringe (Sound), 2009 Transmissions (Sound), 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Sound), 2007 Dexter (Sound), 2007 Brando (Sound), 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Sound), 2004 The Sopranos (Sound), 2001 Vanilla Sky (Sound), 1992 Singles (Sound), 1991 The Fisher King (Sound), 1990 A Matter of Degrees (Sound), 1975 The First Time, I Ever... (Sound), 1979 Different Drummer: Elvin Jones (in person)
Theater Credits
Fela! - Music (November 23, 2009 - January 2, 2011)

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