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Remembering John Coltrane / AmoMama

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The jazz legend John Coltrane remains one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century, more than fifty years after his passing at the young age of 40. There was a message in his music that is as relevant as ever in our times. The late jazz saxophonist and composer rose to fame by playing for big names of the jazz tradition such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, making him a key exponent of the genre. But as big a part Coltrane played in establishing jazz as one of the greatest American creations, he never ceased to push the boundaries of the genre beyond anything recognizable.