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John Coltrane

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FC: John Coltrane

1: Chapeter 1 Introduction | John Coltrane was a major part in the history of jazz music in the 20th century. He continues to be a big influence in jazz music today.

2: chapter 2 personal info | John Coltrane was born in 1926 in North Carolina. His father played several instruments. John began playing the clarinet and saxophone in school and by the time he was in high school he was already beginning to copy great jazz musicians such as Lester Young. When John was 13 years old his grandfather and his father died. His mother moved with him to Philadelphia. John Coltrane studied music in Philadelphia under guitarist and famous teacher Dennis Sandole. His second wife, Alice, was also a musician, and lived with John in Dix Hills, New York in the 1960's. John Coltrane died in 1967 at Huntington Hospital of Liver Cancer. Coltrane's son Ravi, named after Indian musician Ravi Shankar, has become a famous jazz saxophone player as well.

3: chapter 3 accomplishments | - Early in his career, John Coltrane played alto saxophone in the band of Dizzy Gillespie. -During the 1950s, Coltrane became famous as part of the Miles Davis band. -Coltrane also played in the 50s with jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. -Coltrane developed a style of that featured alot of notes that was called "sheets of sound" -As a sideman and leader in the late 1950s and 1960s, Coltrane became a highly influential jazz player and played a big part in the move in jazz towards freedom.

4: chapter 4 WOW facts | chapter 4 WOW facts | -John Coltrane continues to be one of the most famous jazz musicians even more than 40 years after his death. -John Coltrane lived in Huntington, New York. -John Coltrane is considered a saint in the African Orthodox Church. -John Coltrane's son Ravi is on the cover of the March 2009 JazzTimes magazine.

5: chapter 5 miscellaneous | John Coltrane participated in the most famous jazz album of all time, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue John Coltrane recorded albums as a leader for Prestige, Blue Note, Atlantic and Impulse! records. John Coltrane overcame drug addiction in the 1950s. John Coltrane's second wife, Alice Coltrane went on to record many albums as a leader after her husband's death.

6: Chapter 6 conclusion | John Coltrane is one of the greatest and most important musicians of the twentieth century. His work is very important in music to the present day.

7: works cited | Ratliff, Ben.. "Coltrane: the story of a sound." Cole, Bill .. "John Coltrane" www.johncoltrane.com JazzTimes magazine, March 2009 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_coltrane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Coltrane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Orthodox_Church

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