A New Mural Pays Tribute to John Coltrane in Philadelphia

Image by WRTI.ORG

Earlier this summer, artists painted a 10-story high mural of Muddy Waters in the heart of Chicago. Now, Philadelphia answered with a mural of its own, right at the corner of 29th and Diamond. There, you’ll find a giant painting of John Coltrane by artist Ernel Martinez, which takes visual cues from another Coltrane mural that graced the side of a Philly building from 2002 until 2014.

The new mural is not far from where Coltrane bought his Philadelphia home in 1952. (It’s now a national landmark, by the way.) The jazz web site, wrti.org, has more on the new mural.

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