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Phil Cohran

tr, cor, *1927 US
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Philip Thomas Cohran, Jr.

Also known as Kelan Philip Cohran American jazz trumpeter and occasional zither player. Member of the Sun Ra Arkestra from 1959 to 1961. Early in his career he invented an instrument he called the Frankiphone (aka Space Harp) which is actually an electrified mbira or kalimba. The instrument is heard on some of Sun Ra's early albums. Born on May 8, 1927 in Oxford, Mississippi. Passed away on June 28, 2017, age 90.

  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Harp
  • Congas
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic

Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
MeditationPhil Cohran2013Album
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass EnsemblePhil Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble2012Album
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass Ensemble, Phil Cohran2011Album
African SkiesPhil Cohran And Legacy2010Album
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