NEW YORK – Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I,Ref.—South Huntington), Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I—East Northport) and Senator Phil Boyle (R,C,I—Bay Shore), recently gathered in Dix Hills to tour The Coltrane Home. A non-profit was formed in 2006 aimed at the preservation of musician John Coltrane’s family home and legacy. The site is where many famous Coltrane works were composed and recorded, most notably Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” widely regarded as his defining album.
“I was pleased to join my colleagues at The Coltrane Home for a tour of this hidden gem in Dix Hills,” said Lupinacci. “John Coltrane composed and produced some of the world’s most legendary and innovative works within this home, and it was an honor to tour such a historic relic. I encourage everyone to make a trip to The Coltrane Home and embrace the cultural uniqueness it offers our community.”
The home belonged to John and Alice during the 1960s and was scheduled for demolition until local activists stepped in to shed light on the importance of Coltrane’s legacy to music history and art culture. The property was donated to the Town of Huntington and is classified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the “11 Most Endangered Historic Places” in the country. The interior of the home has since been preserved, and the restoration process has begun to ensure that it remains a location of historical and cultural significance far into the future.
“Yesterday I, along with Assemblymen Andrew Raia and Chad Lupinacci had the honor of touring the home of jazz legend John Coltrane and to learn about the ways we can rehabilitate and promote this important piece of American history,” said Boyle. “Long Island is home to so many wonderful historic locales, and restoring the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills will help to preserve and perpetuate many of Coltrane’s important works.”
“John Coltrane is one of the most significant figures in the jazz movement and is an icon in the music industry,” said Raia. “As someone who played the saxophone throughout high school and college, I was inspired by John Coltrane growing up. It is crucial we preserve the memory of John Coltrane so we may educate future generations about his brilliance, and I encourage any aspiring musician to visit the Coltrane property to learn about this incredible artist.”
Pictured Above: Senator Boyle, Assemblymen Raia and Lupinacci tour home of John and Alice Coltrane, site of composition of A Love Supreme. Press Release by James Coughlin. Press Release Made Available by the Office of Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci.
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