Saxophonist, band leader, and composer (1926–1967) whose brilliant improvisatory skills and experimental spirit made him one of the most influential and highly regarded musicians in the history of jazz. After playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk, he led his own groups and made such classic recordings as ‘Giant Steps,’ ‘My Favorite Things,’ and ‘A Love Supreme.’ He died of liver cancer at the age of 41. My Favorite Things album signed in-person on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes, John Coltrane.” In very good condition, with scattered toning to back cover, a few spots lightly affecting signature, heavier toning to edges, surface loss along bottom of back cover, a small tape remnant to lower left corner, and a bit of light surface wear to front cover. The record is included. My Favorite Things was the first to quite clearly mark Coltrane's change from bebop to free and modal jazz. Extremely rare in any autograph material, with a signed album certainly at the pinnacle of all Coltrane collectibles. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RRAuction COA.
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