About Coltrane Revisited
Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of “hard bop” in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation. His later recordings reflected his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. Pianist Steve Kuhn, who first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet, leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday, September 23rd.