THE

COLTRANE

LEGACY

Timeline of the Home

1937

John Moves to Philadelphia

Coltrane began playing saxophone at an early age.  His earliest recordings were as a sailor with the U.S. Navy.  He began playing professionally around Philadelphia shortly after

1937

1955

John joins Miles Davis’ “First Great Quintet”

Coltrane and Davis would go on to record and perform together prolifically, creating one of the most significant partnerships in jazz

The Coltrane Home is built in Dix Hills, NY

1955

1963

Alice meets John while playing with the Terry Gibbs Quartet

The connection was instant, and the couple was married two years later, the same year as the birth of their first son.

1963

1964

John composes A Love Supreme

John’s handwritten poem to accompany the iconic album.

1964

1968

Alice begins recording her landmark albums for Impulse! Records

1968

1973

Alice and the children move to California

1973

1982

Turiya releases first spiritual cassette, Turiya Sings

The original cassette was released in 1982.  The re-imagined, largely previously unheard Kirtan: Turiya Sings was released  7/16/21

1982

Now

Coltrane Home registered to National Register of Historic Places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Home enter into a partnership. In 2019 The Coltrane Home was named a National Treasure.

Now

I want to be a force for good

John Coltrane

The Music is in your heart, your soul, your spirit

Alice Coltrane