Music by John Coltrane
The influence John Coltrane has had on music spans many different genres and
musicians. Coltrane's massive influence on jazz, both mainstream and
avant-garde, began during his lifetime and continued to grow after his death. He is
one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists and has
inspired an entire generation of jazz musicians. In 1965, he was inducted into the
Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. In 1972,
A Love Supreme was certified gold by the
RIAA for selling over half a million copies in Japan. This album, as well as
Favorite Things
, was certified gold in the United States in 2001. In 1982 Coltrane
was awarded a posthumous Grammy for "Best Jazz Solo Performance" on the
Bye Bye Blackbird, and in 1997, was awarded the Grammy Lifetime
Achievement Award.

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