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Pioneering jazz artist, Coltrane destroyed any pre-conceived notion of what jazz should be. Most famous for his incomparable tenor saxophone playing, Coltrane matured from free, modal jazz recordings like Live at Birdland to Ascension and the beginnings of ecstatic jazz, a movement including Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, and others. Trane may be remembered as the most important musician of the 20th century.