John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an inspirationally unique and amazingly prolific 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 was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other great musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.
As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history.
Raimondi’s unique melding of abstract imagery with a figuratively-inspired form captures Coltrane’s diverse depth, virtuosity and remarkable creativity that earned him a place in jazz history as one of its greatest saxophonists and prolific innovators.