John Coltrane A Love Supreme LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All
Time - Rated 47/500!
Right from the very first hearing, absolutely every single jazz critic shared
the same opinion - "A Love Supreme" is John Coltrane's most important recording.
And the rave reviews which appeared in the magazines Downbeat, Jazz Hot, Jazz
Podium and Swingjournal reflected this: critics all over the world, in America,
Europe and Japan recognized that Coltrane's deep religious belief had influenced
both his approach to life and his music-making. It not only enabled him to
express himself with great intensity but also lent him the necessary inner peace
to conceive a work of almost 40 minutes in length and to lead his quartet along
the same path as himself.
A Love Supreme is considered John Coltrane's most important recording. Critics
all over the world recognized that his deep religious belief had influenced both
his approach to life and his music making. This work of great discipline and
spiritual beauty forever changed the face of jazz. This new Speakers Corner
version was cut at AcousTech from the original analog master tapes and has never
"Two important things happened to Coltrane in 1957: The saxophonist left
Miles Davis' employ to join Thelonious Monk's band and hit new heights in
extended, ecstatic soloing. Coltrane also kicked heroin addiction, a vital step
in a religious awakening that climaxed with this legendary album-long hymn of
praise. The indelible four-note theme of the first movement, "Acknowledgment,"
is the humble foundation of the suite. But Coltrane's majestic, often violent
blowing (famously described as "sheets of sound") is never self-aggrandizing.
Aloft with his classic quartet (pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison,
drummer Elvin Jones), Coltrane soars with nothing but gratitude and joy. You
can't help but go with him." - www.rollingstone.com
Includes McCoy Tyner, Jimmie Garrison and Elvin Jones. John Coltrane was an
instrumentalist of such overwhelming emotional force and virtuosity that
although he died in 1967 his musical legacy remains virtually undiminished over
• Vinyl LP
• 1995 reissue
John Coltrane, tenor sax
McCoy Tyner, piano
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Elvin Jones, drums
1. Part I: Acknowledgement
2. Part II: Resolution
3. Part III: Pursuance
4. Part IV: Psalm