Join WKCR this Wednesday, September 23 as we celebrate a Jazz GIANT with our annual John Coltrane Birthday Broadcast! Stay tuned for more info...
Born on September 23, 1926 in North Carolina, Coltrane is celebrated to this day for his innovative work on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, as well as his enormous contributions to the genres of bebop, hard bop, and free and avant-garde jazz. From the late 1940s to the mid-late 1950s, Coltrane collaborated with numerous jazz titans, performing as a sideman with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, among others. As his career evolved, Coltrane delved more into the world of avant-garde music, producing some of jazz’s most influential and groundbreaking albums, including 1960’s Giant Steps and 1965’s A Love Supreme.
Tune in Wednesday for 24 unimpeded hours of Coltrane on WKCR!!!
UPDATE: our FM dial has been having some problems throughout the morning, so please tune in on wkcr.org, we are working to resolve the issues, thank you!