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Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:34

2. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1964)

2-coltrane-alovesupremeThis album is essentially a personal reaffirmation of his faith and his own spiritual awakening, sparked by his decision to stop taking drugs in 1958 after being thrown out of Miles Davis’ band. The quartet of Coltrane, 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. Composed in four parts, each has a thematic progression leading to an understanding of spirituality through meditation. It is almost impossible to imagine a world without A Love Supreme, and equally impossible to imagine any jazz collection without it. 


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