Monday, July 17, 2006

A Love Supreme

On this day in 1964, Jazz great John Coltrane dies of liver cancer in Huntington, New York. A saxophone player and composer, Coltrane was one of the most influential jazz figures of the 1960s and '70s. An intense player, Coltrane's solos could last for 40 minutes or more. A leading figure in avant-garde jazz, Coltrane infused his music with influences from India and Africa. In 1964, he made one of the best-loved jazz albums of all time, A Love Supreme. (from History

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