John Coltrane House

Address: 1511 N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Neighborhood: Strawberry Mansion

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Description: Tenor saxophonist and American jazz pioneer John Coltrane lived here from 1952 until his death in 1967. A musician and composer, Coltrane played a central role in the development of jazz during the 1950s and 1960s. He took the American jazz tradition as it had developed by the late 1940s, with its established forms and harmonies, and radically transformed it, pioneering modal harmonies and incorporating influences from a variety of international sources. Along with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, Coltrane was one of the most influential performing soloists in the history of jazz.

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