John Coltrane is one of the most well-known and influential American saxophone players. John Coltrane played his very first saxophone in the late 1920s when he was fifteen years old.
John Coltrane was born John William Coltrane, by title Trane, (aka Trane), (born September 23, 1926, Hampton, North Carolina, United States), American jazz saxophone player, bandleader, composer, and innovator, an icon of twentieth century jazz. His early musical influences were his father, tailors and part time musician; as well as his grandmother, a part-time singer.
"Blue" John was introduced to jazz by the likes of Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane's favorite saxophone player, "Mystic Style" played by Gerry Vitti and "Mystic Style" by Jelly Roll Morton. Jazz music influenced his life and musical direction, and "Thelonious Monk" was another major influence.
"Giant Steps" is a Coltranes recording album. John Coltrane's early records were mostly improvised pieces and they included his first recorded performance of "Trane". "John Coltranes" is a combination of his birth name and his middle name.
"Jazz Is Dead" was recorded by Jerry Vitti, but it wasn't until 1970 that it became a commercial hit. This was the year that the "Blue Note Recordings" set the standards for what jazz should sound like.
In the mid-60s, John Coltrane's first group, the All Stars, would record many hits, such as "Au Clair"Daughter of a Dove", and he would go on to have a long career with many other bands. John Coltranes was a member of such bands as John Lennon's band, the Beatles, Louis Armstrong's band, and John Paul McCartney's band, as well as recording a great solo album with Miles Davis.
"All Time Greatest Jazz Album" from 1972 was released by Gerry Vitti and featured John Coltranes, Jimmy Cobb, Stanley Clarke, Gerry Mulligan, and his mentor, Jerry Vega. This album featured some of the finest music of the jazz era. He would release other albums including "The Great Gig In The Sky", "Is not No Use"The Blue Note Recordings".
When he passed away, many people would say that he was their favorite saxophone player, because he took the music so seriously. He was considered "a genius". He was an innovator and a musician, and he left an indelible mark on all those who knew him.
Gerry Vitti said that Coltrane was like a friend, which is a great compliment indeed. One thing about Gerry Vitti's recordings is that they are always interesting. It's always a treat to hear his voice coming out of his mouth. His tone of voice is unique, and there's something about his tone that makes you feel like you're listening to a true master at work.
"Thelonious Monk" is another great album, as well as "Giant Steps"Jazz Is Dead". Both of these recordings are excellent pieces of jazz and are among the very best that Gerry Vitti ever produced. They are very well written and recorded pieces of music.
John Coltrane's reputation can be attributed in large part to "Jazz Is Dead". Although he had been an integral part of the New Orleans Jazz scene for many years, "Jazz Is Dead" is where the John Coltrane name really got its start. It was a great collection of songs. In fact, it is still widely sold out.
Some critics called it one of the greatest jazz albums ever made. For me, it ranks high up there with Coleman Hawkins, and Louis Armstrong. Even though it was a tremendous record, it didn't sell as well as some others.
John Coltrane was one of the greatest saxophonists that ever lived. As he said, he had a gift. "This is what I like about jazz."