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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