John Coltrane

Tenor sax giant and putative jazz messiah. Major league career lasted only about 14 years, from the Miles Davis Quintet in the mid 1950s to his own incendiary with Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and McCoy Tyner in the 1960s.

A player of incredible energy and drive. His masterpiece is ‘A Love Supreme’, but also influential on soprano sax, with tunes such as ‘My Favourite Things’.

Jazz Bands & Musicians:
Louis Armstrong
Bix Beiderbecke
Art Blakey
Cab Calloway
Nat King Cole
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Bill Evans
Benny Goodman
Erskine Hawkins
Stan Kenton
Andy Kirk
Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Charles Mingus
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Bud Powell
Sonny Rollins
Art Tatum