Watch: Bringing John Coltrane Back to North Philadelphia

North Philadelphia is home to a new John Coltrane mural. But this isn’t the first mural of the legendary saxophonist to go up in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philly. The first mural, which sat near Coltrane’s former Strawberry Mansion home, was torn down in 2014 to make way for a new development.

“The neighborhood had an outcry,” mural artist Ernel Martinez told The Root.

Using elements from the original mural and adding his own artistic flair, Martinez brought the cultural icon back to the city where he spent 15 crucial years of his life. Watch above.

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