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Birth name: John William Coltrane.
Also known as: "Trane".
Born: September 23, 1926 Hamlet, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: July 17, 1967 (aged 40).
John Coltrane biography (bio):
John William Coltrane is 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. From 1957 onward he recorded and produced dozens of albums, many of them not released until years after his death. He achieved extraordinary popularity, while also responding to a religious awakening that has made him a source of spiritual inspiration.
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 Sonny Rollins 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."