:::This is my 300th post!:::

Posted: Thursday, 30 September 2010 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , , ,

Easily one of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing that at once compiled all of his innovations from his past, spoke of his current deep spirituality, and also gave a glimpse into the next two and a half years (sadly, those would be his last). Recorded at the end of 1964, Trane's classic quartet of Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison stepped into the studio and created one of the most thought-provoking, concise, and technically pleasing albums of their bountiful relationship (not to mention his best-selling to date). From the undulatory (and classic) bassline at the intro to the last breathy notes, Trane is at the peak of his logical yet emotionally varied soloing while the rest of the group is remarkably in tune with Coltrane's spiritual vibe. Composed of four parts, each has a thematic progression leading to an understanding of spirituality through meditation. From the beginning, "Acknowledgement" is the awakening of sorts that trails off to the famous chanting of the theme at the end, which yields to the second act, "Resolution," an amazingly beautiful piece about the fury of dedication to a new path of understanding. "Persuance" is a search for that understanding, and "Psalm" is the enlightenment. Although he is at times aggressive and atonal, this isn't Trane at his most adventurous (pretty much everything recorded from here on out progressively becomes much more free, and live recordings from this period are extremely spirited), but it certainly is his best attempt at the realization of concept -- as the spiritual journey is made amazingly clear. A Love Supreme clocks in at just over 30 minutes, but if it had been any longer it could have turned into a laborious listen. As it stands, just enough is conveyed. It is almost impossible to imagine a world without A Love Supreme having been made, and it is equally impossible to imagine any jazz collection without it. 
:::Review by Sam Samuelson:::

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition 2002) (1965)

1-1. Part 1 - Acknowledgement 7:43
1-2. Part 2 - Resolution 7:20
1-3. Part 3 - Pursuance 10:42
1-4. Part 4 - Psalm 7:05

2-1. Introduction By André Francis 1:13
2-2. Part 1 - Acknowledgement (Live Version) 6:12
2-3. Part 2 - Resolution (Live Version) 11:37
2-4. Part 3 - Pursuance (Live Version) 21:30
2-5. Part 4 - Psalm (Live Version) 8:49
2-6. Part 2 - Resolution (Alternative Take) 7:25
2-7. Part 2 - Resolution (Breakdown) 2:13
2-8. Part 1 - Acknowlegement (Alternative Take) 9:09
Bass - Art Davis
Saxophone [Tenor] - Archie Shepp
2-9   Part 1 - Acknowlegement (Alternative Take) 9:23
Bass - Art Davis
Saxophone [Tenor] - Archie Shepp

Bass - Jimmy Garrison
Drums - Elvin Jones
Piano - McCoy Tyner
Saxophone [Tenor] - John Coltrane

A Love Supreme: Studio and Live versions including some alternative takes.
Disc One and Disc Two (tracks 6-9) recorded December 1964 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Disc Two (tracks 1-5) recorded July 1965 at the Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, France.

13 komentarze:

  1. jazzlover says:

    FLAC, use File Splitter & Joiner to merge and enjoy!


  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow! only 300....?

  1. jazzlover says:

    Well, been lazy these days:)

  1. E-mile says:

    congrats on your milestone m8! maybe I'll grab this one, I only have this as a single CD, bought it back in 1988 I think [:-)
    keep the good work up and keep me surprised so every now & then!!!
    peace, E-mile

  1. jazzlover says:

    Thanks E-mile. I will try my best.

  1. Thank you very much,


  1. Nico says:

    Congratulations for the 300th !!

  1. Kobaïan says:


    Your blog keeps really cool, and this jazz classic is an effective way to reminds us to visit the jazzarchives every day.


  1. jazzlover says:

    Dear Kobaïan, my blog would have not been so cool if i had not come across as inspirational blog as yours.

    Best regards.


  1. congrats & many many thanks for making me happy

  1. Sherri says:

    Most sincere congratulations on #300 from a long-time visitor!! You really don't know how lucky you are - it seems as though I'm the kiss of death to blogs... when I find a blog, and really start to like it, it disappears. I'm SO GLAD you're the exception!

    Keep up the good work, and fight the good fight!


  1. Anonymous says:

    best blog for good sound
    THANK YOU for so many brilliant hours!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Listening to the live set now. So good.

    I remember a time when all we had were battered old cassette tapes of thhis show.