Thursday, 13 August 2009

John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme.

“Elation. Elegance. Exaltation. All from God. Thank you God. Amen.”

Like most jazz masters, it is impossible to sum up the career of tenor saxaphonist John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) in its entirety. Although his main works spanned twelve years, Trane had been involved in other pivotal jazz sessions for his peers prior to that, including Miles Davis masterpiece, Kind Of Blue. Trane is widely recognized as one of the pioneers of modern jazz and helped reshape it, which in turn influenced countless other jazz musicians in the process. One of his most well known masterpiece is the four part suite A Love Supreme (1964), of whereby an increasingly more religious and spiritual Trane gave his thanks to the "spiritual higher power". Coltrane can be heard chanting or repeating "A Love Supreme" towards the end of the first part. This cd copy contains two discs, the original album recorded together with his quartet, as well as the only known live performance of the suite, from a July 26, 1965 performance at the Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, France,

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