John Coltrane

Legendary Jazz Giant Pharoah Sanders Dies at 81

Pharoah Sanders, who played with John Coltrane and who was a crucial component of the spiritual jazz movement, died at… Read More

September 24, 2022

The Subversive History of Free Jazz Steps into The Spotlight in a Trailer for New ‘Fire Music’ Documentary

The free jazz chronicle, Fire Music, hits theaters and on-demand on Friday, September 10th. As boundless and beyond definition as… Read More

September 7, 2021

Rare Live Recording of John Coltrane Performing ‘A Love Supreme’ Set for First-Ever Release

A newly-discovered recording of John Coltrane performing A Love Supreme live in 1965 is set to arrive this fall. Though it… Read More

August 26, 2021

Zaila Avant-garde, the First African American Spelling Bee Champ, is the Coolest 14-Year-Old on the Planet

The Internet fell in love with Zaila Avant-garde after she became the first African American Spelling Bee Champion. "Murraya." This… Read More

July 9, 2021

Impulse Records Celebrates 60th-Anniversary with Vinyl Box Set of Politically-Charged Jazz

The 4xLP collection features music from John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, The Ahmad Jamal Trio, and more.… Read More

February 13, 2021

Two Nina Simone Albums, ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and ‘Pastel Blue’ to Be Remastered on Vinyl

Nina Simone released the two albums four months apart in 1965. On Thursday, Verve Records and Universal Music Group announced… Read More

September 24, 2020

John Coltrane ‘Giant Steps’ Album to Be Re-Issued for 60th Anniversary

The reissued album will feature alternate takes and previously unseen images of John Coltrane. This September, Rhino will release a… Read More

August 6, 2020

Jimmy Heath, Prolific Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Dead at 93

Heath died of natural causes at his home in Georgia this morning. Jimmy Heath, the prolific jazz saxophonist whose career… Read More

January 19, 2020

John Coltrane Wanted To Be A Saint. The Coltrane Church Honors His Religious Legacy

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the St. John Coltrane Church is looking past the battles it's faced in a constantly-changing and… Read More

May 30, 2019

John Coltrane’s New ‘Lost Album’ Is Now His Highest Charting Release Ever

John Coltrane's recently-released Lost Album has become the late jazz saxophonist's highest-charting release ever. STREAM: John Coltrane's 'Lost Album' From 1963 The… Read More

July 10, 2018

A Lost John Coltrane Album Gets A release Date 55 Years After Recording

The soon-to-be-released John Coltrane album was thought lost and likely destroyed in the early 1970s. A lost John Coltrane album… Read More

June 14, 2018

$20,000 Will Get You This ‘One Of A Kind’ John Coltrane Vinyl

A Love Supreme is highly regarded as John Coltrane's greatest album, and now a test pressing of the seminal album is… Read More

February 1, 2018

John Coltrane’s ‘Final Tour’ With Miles Davis Focus Of New Box Set

The sixth volume of Miles Davis' Bootleg Series has been announced. READ: New Miles Davis Box Set Underscores Second Quintet's Brilliance The… Read More

December 11, 2017

John Coltrane To Be Honored With Long-Term Exhibit In Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum will host a long-term exhibit dedicated to the legacy of jazz musician John Coltrane. Titled Chasing Trane: John… Read More

October 17, 2017

This Giant Mural Of John Coltrane Is A Testament To His Everlasting Artistry

A new mural dedicated to jazz icon John Coltrane in Philadelphia comes after the removal of a 12-year-old Coltrane mural… Read More

September 12, 2017