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Remembering John Coltrane

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John Coltrane was a frequent visitor to Chicago during his all too brief career.

His appearances at Chicago venues like the Sutherland and McKie's on the southeast side and Old Town's Plugged Nickel are the stuff of legend.

His influence still resonates in the work of many Chicago musicians today, like Kahil El Zabar, who witnessed the saxophonist's 1965 performance at Soldier Field, and described it as a “life changing experience.”

John Coltrane died of cancer, at the age of 40, in July 1967 - 40 years ago this week.

And we pay tribute to the legend with the track “You're a Weaver of Dreams” from the CD Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago.

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