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John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist, composer and pioneer of free jazz, was born on 23rd September 1926. He is rightly regarded as one of the all-time greats for his solo work and for collaborations with giants like trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

Click on the image below to watch him performing his civil rights lament 'Alabama', composed after members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 167th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls and injuring more than a dozen others.

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