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History of Jazz Timeline: 1967

Aretha Franklin records I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Atlantic), which features the hit single "Respect," by Otis Redding.
In the final stages of developing liver cancer, Coltrane records three records which see public release: Stellar Regions, Expression, and Interstellar Space. The latter two would have to wait several years before release. The Olatunji Concert (recorded live) would be discovered later. His other recorded material from 1967 remains in the private collection of Alice Coltrane.
John Coltrane dies of liver cancer on July 17 at the age of 40. Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler perform at his funeral, and a church will be created in his name in San Francisco.
Strayhorn Ellington Composer Billy Strayhorn dies on March 31. Shortly thereafter, Duke Ellington records the tribute And His Mother Called Him Bill (RCA).
Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson records Oblique (Blue Note) with Herbie Hancock on piano, Albert Stinson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums.
Miles Davis records Nefertiti with Wayne Shorter on tenor sax.
Miles Davis records Sorcerer. The album cover features a picture of his second wife, actress Cicely Tyson. Nefertiti, with his '60s quintet, follows shortly thereafter.
The Beatles record the tremendously influential Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. This album is not only influential on the Rock front. It will influence all types of music including Jazz.
Guitarist Jimi Hendrix releases his debut, Are You Experienced? (Track, UK; Reprise, US), with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell.
Albert Ayler records the live In Greenwich Village (Impulse!) in December 1966 and February 1967.
Bop pianist Elmo Hope dies on May 19.
New Orleans clarinetist Edmond Hall dies on February 11.
Boogie woogie piano player Pete Johnson dies on March 23.
Clarinetist Buster Bailey dies on April 12.

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