John Coltrane - age: 40

John Coltrane

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Brilliant and influential saxophonist who reshaped the sound of modern jazz. He was the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.As a saxophonist he received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and worked with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.The first time he saw Charlie Parker perform, he was inspired to play.

BEFORE FAME

He joined the Navy as a young man and played in the Navy band.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married Alice Macleod on August 4, 1964 and they raised two children together.

Historical Events in the Life of John Coltrane

1964-12-9 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
2015-4-17 Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board

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Saxophonist John Coltrane were born on Thursday, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Tiger, it is 266 days until John Coltrane next birthday.

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