A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme

Music CD - 2002
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Disc one contains John Coltrane's best-known work in its original form taken from recently discovered master tapes. Disc two features the John Coltrane Quartet's only live performance of the suite recorded at the 1965 Antibes jazz festival, and for the f"irst time, the long-rumored sextet version of the opening movement.

Publisher: Universal City, CA : Verve Music Group, 2002
Edition: Deluxe ed
Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: CD J Col


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Feb 21, 2019

This 1964 masterpiece is one of the classic jazz albums. It’s also a fine introduction to Coltrane’s work, situated as it is between his “standard” style and his more interesting (and therefore less popular) experimental period. “Heads” and solos flow into one another freely in a jazz stream-of-consciousness; in fact, many of the jazz “solos” are more like classical “development sections”, where Trane takes fragments from the main theme and repeats them in various keys (that may or may not be related to the accompaniment). Then there are those timbral innovations, such as the chanting of “a love supreme” in multiple overdubs, and the timpani solo by the drummer, Elvin Jones. The whole album is a sound experience that is still as fresh now as when it was recorded.

Jan 26, 2018

Coltrane's classic album remains as fantastic as ever. It's a rewarding listen even for individuals who don't think of themselves as 'jazz people', the quality of the great performances shining through track after track. It's highly recommended.

voisjoe1 Oct 12, 2013

The most beloved of John Coltrane in his progressive period. This is his most accessible CD before he lands into the avant-garde period where he loses a lot of followers.

Aug 02, 2011

One of the great Coltrane albums (and with a second disc containing the whole album performed live, with the usual Coltrane twists!). A must for Coltrane fans or anyone who digs jazz!

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