John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Label: Impulse! Reissue Series!
Catalog#: GR - 155
Format: 180 Gram Gatefold, Vinyl, LP, Stereo NEW Issue
Style: Free Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal
Credits: Artwork By [Cover Design At Viceroy] - George Gray
Artwork By [Liner Design] - Joe Lebow
Artwork By [Liner Painting] - Victor Kalin
Bass - Jimmy Garrison
Drums - Elvin Jones
Engineer [Recording] - Rudy Van Gelder
Piano - McCoy Tyner
Producer, Photography [Cover] - Bob Thiele
Saxophone [Tenor, Selmer], Composed By, Other [Liner Notes] - John Coltrane
Notes: Recorded December 9th, 1964.
A1 Part I - Acknowledgement (7:39)
A2 Part II - Resolution (7:15)
B Part III - Persuance / Part IV - Psalm (17:40)
This album is pure and raw Jazz. Every song demonstrates Coltrane's prowess on the sax. In one word this album is 'emotion.' Coltrane seems to poor his whole heart into this project. All the players are in peak performance mode and it shows as each take their turn demonstrating their talents. On the track titled "Resolution" McCoy Tyner struts his stuff on the piano, and Coltrane makes his sax literally cry. I would consider this one of the greatest Jazz albums of all time.
This album could hold a slot next to Miles Davis' work titled "Kind of Blue." The album is dedicated to God, whom Coltrane says in the inserts, is the "Love Supreme." If you don't have this album then you are missing one of the greatest Jazz album's ever recorded.
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - 1965
July 26, 1965 in Antibes, sadly, not a lot survived.
John Coltrane - Tenor Sax
McCoy Tyner - Piano
Jimmy Garrison - Bass
Elvin Jones - Drums
this is two songs actually, called "Acknowledgement" and "Resolutions" both on the record "A Love Supreme"
His legacy is sacred, it is magic, and if you/I like it or not means nothing in the presence of creative genius. This is not ripples on a stream, this is a tsunami.
John Coltrane - Acknowledgement - 1965 Live Video
John Coltrane - Resolution - 1965 Live Video
John Coltrane - Part III - Persuance