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John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His bold, aggressive saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.

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John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His bold, aggressive saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.


** Earlier signs of this tendency emerged in his tenure with MilesDavis, who chided Coltrane about his long solos. Trane protested that he didn't know how to stop; Miles suggested [[CaptainObvious taking the horn out of his mouth]].

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** Earlier signs of this tendency emerged in his tenure with MilesDavis, Music/MilesDavis, who chided Coltrane about his long solos. Trane protested that he didn't know how to stop; Miles suggested [[CaptainObvious taking the horn out of his mouth]].

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* PatronSaint: See above. The Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church in San Francisco celebrates a three-hour mass every Sunday, incorporating Orthodox liturgy with improvised music in the Coltrane tradition.


* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: Worshiped as a saint by the St. John William Church, founded in 1971. Since 1982 they are actually part of the African Orthodox Church.

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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: Worshiped Venerated as a saint by the St. John William Church, founded in 1971. Since 1982 they are actually part of the African Orthodox Church.


* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: Worshiped as a god by the St. John William Church, founded in 1971. Since 1982 they are actually part of the African Orthodox Church.

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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: Worshiped as a god saint by the St. John William Church, founded in 1971. Since 1982 they are actually part of the African Orthodox Church.


** Earlier signs of this tendency emerged in his tenure with MilesDavis, who chided him about his long solos. Trane protested that he didn't know how to stop; Miles suggested [[CaptainObvious taking the horn out of his mouth]].

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** Earlier signs of this tendency emerged in his tenure with MilesDavis, who chided him Coltrane about his long solos. Trane protested that he didn't know how to stop; Miles suggested [[CaptainObvious taking the horn out of his mouth]].


** Earlier signs of this tendency emerged in his tenure with MilesDavis, who chided him about his long solos. Trane protested that he didn't know how to stop; Miles suggested [[CaptainObvious taking the horn out of his mouth]].



* ThePerfectionist: Had incredibly high standards for his music, practicing for hours at a time, a habit that bewildered his bandleader MilesDavis, who was no slacker himself. Coltrane would develop his technique in excruciating detail, sometimes searching for weeks just to find a mouthpiece that suited his taste. Some psychologists have hypothesized that this was a symptom of [[SuperOCD obsessive compulsive disorder]], while devotees have pointed out that such extremes may have been quite reasonable for a musician of Coltrane's caliber.

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* ThePerfectionist: Had incredibly high standards for his music, practicing music. He practiced for hours at a time, a habit that bewildered his bandleader MilesDavis, who was no slacker could be arduously demanding himself. Coltrane would develop his technique in excruciating detail, sometimes searching for weeks just to find a mouthpiece that suited his taste. Some psychologists have hypothesized that this was a symptom of [[SuperOCD obsessive compulsive disorder]], while devotees have pointed out that such extremes may have been quite reasonable for a musician of Coltrane's caliber.

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* ThePerfectionist: Had incredibly high standards for his music, practicing for hours at a time, a habit that bewildered his bandleader MilesDavis, who was no slacker himself. Coltrane would develop his technique in excruciating detail, sometimes searching for weeks just to find a mouthpiece that suited his taste. Some psychologists have hypothesized that this was a symptom of [[SuperOCD obsessive compulsive disorder]], while devotees have pointed out that such extremes may have been quite reasonable for a musician of Coltrane's caliber.


John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.

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John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His bold, aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.


'''John Coltrane''' (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.

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'''John Coltrane''' John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.


'''John Coltrane''' (1926-1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.

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'''John Coltrane''' (1926-1967) (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even by some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.


* FinalBoss: "Giant Steps" has been this for most jazz musicians: it's so difficult that everyone has to be able to demonstrate that they can play it.[[note]]On the original recording, Coltrane is audibly the only one in the band who knows it backwards, presumably because he'd written it. Poor Tommy Flanagan totally messes up his brief solo, although years later he re-recorded it with his own trio and did a great job.[[/note]]


'''John Coltrane''' (1926-1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshiped as a saint, and even a deity by some.

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'''John Coltrane''' (1926-1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshiped worshipped as a saint, and even a deity by some.some as a deity, but more prosaically, he's still one of the most influential musicians of his generation in that it took at least two generations before sax players didn't automatically try to emulate him.


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* FinalBoss: "Giant Steps" has been this for most jazz musicians: it's so difficult that everyone has to be able to demonstrate that they can play it.[[note]]On the original recording, Coltrane is audibly the only one in the band who knows it backwards, presumably because he'd written it. Poor Tommy Flanagan totally messes up his brief solo, although years later he re-recorded it with his own trio and did a great job.[[/note]]


'''John Coltrane''' (1926-1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped as a saint, and even a deity by some.

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'''John Coltrane''' (1926-1967) was a legendary American saxophonist. His aggressive and bold saxophone style was hugely influential in the avant-garde jazz scene of the early '60s and late in the free jazz scene of the mid to late '60s. Unfortunately, he died at a very young age in 1967, after a series of extremely experimental albums. His legacy includes being worshipped worshiped as a saint, and even a deity by some.



* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: Worshipped as a god by the St. John William Church, founded in 1971. Since 1982 they are actually part of the African Orthodox Church.

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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: Worshipped Worshiped as a god by the St. John William Church, founded in 1971. Since 1982 they are actually part of the African Orthodox Church.



* GodIsLoveSongs: Coltrane was a deeply religious man who had interests in several religions, among them Islam, Buddhishm, and Hinduism. He incorporated musical sounds from these cultures in his own music and recorded an entire album, ''Music/ALoveSupreme'' devoted to his love for God.

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* GodIsLoveSongs: Coltrane was a deeply religious man who had interests in several religions, among them Islam, Buddhishm, Buddhism, and Hinduism. He incorporated musical sounds from these cultures in his own music and recorded an entire album, ''Music/ALoveSupreme'' devoted to his love for God.


* CoverAlbum: ''Music/MyFavoriteThings'' is a cover album.

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* CoverAlbum: ''Music/MyFavoriteThings'' is a cover album.collection of standards. This is common for jazz artists, but less so for the less conventional Coltrane.

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