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John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor sax made in Paris about 1965; donated to the Smithsonian Institute.

John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor sax made in Paris about donated to the Smithsonian Institute.

John Coltrane's Selmer Mark VI tenor sax is currently (as of April 2014) on display. It's one of three principal ones he used.

John Coltrane's Selmer Mark VI tenor sax is currently (as of April on display. It's one of three principal ones he used.

"John [Coltrane] was like a visitor to this planet. He came in peace and he left in peace; but during his time here, he kept trying to reach new levels of awareness, of peace, of spirituality. That’s why I regard the music he played as spiritual music - John’s way of getting closer and closer to the Creator." - Albert Ayler

“Working with Monk brought me close to a musical architect of the highest order. I felt I learned from him in every way: through the senses, theoretically, technically.

Selmer Reference 54 Tenor. I'd love a Mark VI but this is good too. Older and maybe better quality than a Mark VI

I'd love a Mark VI but this is good too. Older and maybe better quality than a Mark VI

Rahsaan Roland Kirk American jazz multi instrumentalist Known for

Jazz Sax Player Rahsaan Roland Kirk "Volunteer Slavery" is still in my musical memory after all these years.

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