Coltrane, John (William )
- Lewis Porter
(b Hamlet, NC, Sept 23, 1926; d Huntington, NY, July 17, 1967). American tenor and soprano saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, husband of Alice Coltrane and father of Oran and Ravi Coltrane. His parents, Alice Blair and John Robert Coltrane, were both amateur musicians. He was an only child and grew up in High Point, North Carolina, within an extended family including, among others, his first cousin Mary and her parents. Around the fall of ...