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John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 - July 17, 1967), nicknamed Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Although recordings of his work from as early as 1946 exist, Coltrane's recording career did not begin in earnest until 1955. Coltrane initially played alongside luminaries like Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis, and after 1957, recorded and produced dozens of albums, many released posthumously. Throughout his career Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension that would color his legacy. His conception of expression in jazz became increasingly mystical, agnostic and cathartic.

Coltrane has been credited with reshaping modern jazz and being the predominant influence on successive generations of saxophonists. Like tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Ben Webster before him, Coltrane fundamentally altered expectations for the instrument.

Coltrane received a posthumous Special Citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2007 for his "masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz."

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Male, Age Private, Providence, RI

Posted May 03, 2014

We need African American millionaires that respect our African legends to put money up to produce movies of our African legends who are alive & the ones that made there transition. No disrespect I?m sick of Jews, Caucasians & everyone else monopolizing, taking making money of my ancestors legacy during & after there life telling there stories. Caucasians wouldn?t let a African produce , write also direct a bio picture movie of there hero?s like Elvis, & the Beatles just to name a few lol. We as Africans need to take control of our images & protect our legends by directing , writing also producing there work as a bio pic movie or what ever way we see fit to preserve there legacies with no chaser. Money is not the issue because many of us Have it so stop with the excuses & lets practice group economics have respect for our culture then lets get it done now is the time to build & pass on a strong legacy.