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John Coltrane

John Coltrane's rapid stylistic evolution was not always admired as it is today: One critic called a 1961 performance "anti-jazz," and the label stuck with his detractors. Jan Persson/Courtesy of Concord Music Group hide caption

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John Coltrane: Saxophone Icon, Pt. 2

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During multiple stints with Miles Davis' groups of the 1950s and early '60s, John Coltrane began to develop his signature sound. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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John Coltrane: Saxophone Icon, Pt. 1

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Louis Prima, Miles Davis, John Coltrane

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Turtle Island Quartet Takes on 'A Love Supreme'

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Jazz 2005: Kevin Whitehead's Top 10

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Hearing New Music from Monk and Coltrane

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Unearthing Unknown Monk, Coltrane Recording

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New Monk, Coltrane Recording Discovered

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Grunge, Rap Music Added to U.S. Recording Registry

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