The Trane stops here


John Coltrane, New York, 1966

Photo courtesy Dave Burrell

Saxophonist John Coltrane is considered one of the giants of modern jazz. His playing style influenced an entire generation of musicians, and his untimely death in 1967 at age 40 cut short a career that produced such landmark albums as “Giant Steps” and “A Love Supreme.”

For the next two months, Slought Foundation pays tribute to the Philly native with a multimedia exhibition and concert series. Included in the exhibit are a previously unreleased 1958 audio interview with Coltrane and August Blume and works from contemporary artists who have paid homage to Coltrane from the 1970s on.

The concert series, which begins Dec. 6, features performances by some of today’s envelope-pushers, including Adam Lane and Carl Grubbs, Billy Bang and Barry Altschul.

“COLTRANE”: Nov. 15 through Jan. 15 at Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free. See day-by-day listings for concert info and ticket prices. Info: or 215-222-9050.

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Originally published on November 13, 2003