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Group lists threatened historic sites

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The 2011 list of endangered U.S. historic places includes a Civil War fort, the house where John Coltrane wrote "A Love Supreme" and schools founded by a saint.

Jazz great Freddie Hubbard dead at 70

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Jazz musician Freddie Hubbard died at the age of 70 Monday in a Los Angeles area hospital after suffering a heart attack last month, USA Today reported.

Jazz musician Griffin dead at age 80

PARIS, July 26 (UPI) -- Johnny Griffin, one of the world's best jazz tenor saxophonists, has died in the French village of Availles-Limouzine at the age of 80, his agent says.

Former Coltrane home becoming museum

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A house in Dix Hills, N.Y., where John Coltrane once lived is being restored to its former glory to serve as an honorary museum for the famed jazz musician.

Singer Ruby Glover dead at 77

BALTIMORE, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Famed local vocalist Ruby Glover died a day after collapsing onstage during a benefit performance in East Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun said Monday. She was 77.

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Saxophonist Earl Turbinton dies

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Earl Turbinton, a saxophone player who was one of the leaders in modern jazz in New Orleans, has died.

Outspoken jazz bassist Davis dead at 73

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Jazz bassist Art Davis, once vilified for speaking out about racism in the U.S. music industry, has died at the age of 73 in Long Beach, Calif. After a career that included performing alongside musicial greats like John Coltrane, Davis succumbed to a hear

Jazz tuba player Barber dies

BRONXVILLE, N.Y., July 2 (UPI) -- Bill Barber, 87, who helped move the jazz tuba from its expected beat to complex melodies, has died in his Bronxville, N.Y., home of congestive heart failure.

Jazzman Herbie Lewis dead at 66

MINNEAPOLIS, May 23 (UPI) -- Hard-bop bassist Herbie Lewis, who played with some of the best modern jazz musicians around and taught a new generation, has died in Minnesota at age 66.

Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' wins Pulitzer

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- "The Road," Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic wandering of violence and longing, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the New York committee announced Monday.

Musician, spiritualist Alice Coltrane dies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Alice Coltrane, widow of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, a musician in her own right who became a spiritual leader, has died in Los Angeles.
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John William Coltrane (also known as "Trane"; September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane, and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant tenor saxophonists in jazz history. He received many posthumous awards and recognition, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane. In 2007, Coltrane was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his "masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz."

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