John Coltrane is a giant in the history of American music. He was a pioneer in developing a new sound in Jazz music with the use of modes and improvisation, and later was at the forefront of the Free Jazz movement. As a leader Coltrane was astonishingly prolific and recorded almost fifty albums. He also co-collaborated on, and strongly influenced, many other recordings with the legends of his time including Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. As his life and career progressed, Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension, which became integral to his sound. Coltrane has influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant tenor saxophonists in Jazz history.
For the coming season Supreme, along with the John Coltrane foundation is proud to present a group of T-shirts honoring this great American icon.
Available in-store and webstore on October 22nd. Available in Japan on October 24th.
Essay by Andre Torres (Wax Poetics)