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John W. Coltrane

(1926-1967)

 
 
John W. Coltrane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. John W. Coltrane Marker
Inscription. A pioneering African-American jazz musician, composer, saxophonist. Coltrane used African and Indian elements to create a distinctive style which at first shocked audiences but ultimately gained wide acceptance. He lived here, 1952-1958.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.818′ N, 75° 11.327′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on N. 33rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1511 N 33rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Philadelphia Zoo (approx. half a mile away); Jefferson Street Ballparks (approx. half a mile away); The Solitude (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Solitude (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry O. Tanner (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia (approx. mile away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Coltrane Discography - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 19, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. John W. Coltrane ~ Wikipedia
John W. Coltrane Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. John W. Coltrane Residence
. (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. John William Coltrane:
John W. Coltrane was a groundbreaking American jazz saxophonist and composer, from Philadelphia. He worked in both the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his music career. He helped pioneer the use of modes and was later at the forefront of the free jazz movement. Coltrane led at least fifty recording sessions, and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. Coltrane remains one of the most influential saxophonists in music history.
    — Submitted July 23, 2018, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
John W. Coltrane Mural image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, July 23, 2018
3. John W. Coltrane Mural
This wall painting of John W. Coltrane next to his marker is part of the Philadelphia Murals Project. It is on the side of a house at Diamond and 29th Streets in Philadelphia about a mile or so from where Coltrane lived.
John W. Coltrane arriving at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Dutch National Archives, October 26, 1963
4. John W. Coltrane arriving at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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