Coltrane Revisited is an annual all-star gathering in celebration of legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator John Coltrane's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of
spiritual expression. Leading the celebration of Coltrane's 84th birthday are pianist Steve Kuhn, who performed briefly with Coltrane and recently release a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring the repertoire, and Grammy-Award winning saxophonist Joe Lovano, who The NY Times calls "...one of the greatest musicians in jazz history."