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A Love Supreme [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

John Coltrane Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
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1. Acknowledgement
2. Resolution
3. Pursuance
4. Psalm

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A Love Supreme is a suite about redemption, a work of pure spirit and song, that encapsulates all the struggles and aspirations of the 1960s. Following hard on the heels of the lyrical, swinging Crescent, A Love Supreme heralded Coltrane's search for spiritual and musical freedom, as expressed through polyrhythms, modalities, and purely vertical forms that seemed strange to some jazz purists, but which captivated more adventurous listeners (and rock fellow travelers such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, and the Byrds), while initiating a series of volatile, unruly prayer offerings, including Kulu Su Mama, Ascension, Om, Meditations, Expression, Interstellar Space. From the urgent speech-like timbre of his tenor, to the serpentine textures and earthy groove of Elvin Jones's drumming, Coltrane's suite proceeds with escalating intensity, conveying a hard-fought wisdom and a beckoning serenity in the prayer-like drones of "Psalm," where Jones rolls and rumbles like thunder as Garrison and Tyner toll away suggestively--all the while Coltrane searches for that one climactic note worthy of the love he wants to share. --Chip Stern

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Digitally remastered edition of the Jazz legend's groundbreaking 1965 album. A Love Supreme is generally considered to be among Coltrane's greatest works, as it melded the hard bop sensibilities of his early career with the free jazz style he adopted later.

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5.0 out of 5 stars My Love Supreme June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
For something like John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" to move the human being to such heightening cannot be overstated in any realm of adulation, regardless of praise's nature tendency to overvalue. It was less than two years ago that, by chance, this disc found it's way into a CD player that I had been borrowing. As a shallow jazzist, at best, I was one day perusing through the limited Jazz section of an independent CD/bookstore in Whistler, BC. I had listened to much Coltrane by then, but only selectively. The limits of my Trane knowledge where painfully obvious by my utter ignorance of his actual works, or albums; all that I had enjoyed to that point was, embarrassingly, downloaded material. When I saw Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" for $15, I didn't think twice about dropping the money. Finally I could hold tangible, material proof of my love for the saxophone - at the time, that's all I really thought the album could hold in value, as I had never known of it's existence, (let alone it's legacy). That night, as friends and I were on a road trip and crammed into one single hotel room, my under-the-kitchen-table mattress proved itself not in propriety, as a sleeping device, but rather as celestial; it was my Coltrane refuge. My under-table mattress was an other-worldly hideout, and with the catalyzing effects of "A Love Supreme," the most blissful, quartet sounds ever to be recorded transformed all that I felt myself to be. Since first experiencing the masterpiece that is "A Love," not once has my hard mind not been softened by the grace, and purity of those four musicians, who recorded a piece, on one innocent day, to shed light upon an often otherwise dark existence. "A Love Supreme" is of the most effusive Trane reveries, and is arguably one of the greatest works of art ever created.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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First of all, John Coltrane is absolutely my favorite saxophonist in history. Those who say he plays the saxonphone like a singer pinching their nose obviously have no musical experience. I play the tenor sax and trust me, no one and I mean no one has ever reached such a smooth and melodic sound. You seriously should try Briteny Spears if you are going to criticize how he plays. The saxophone is easy to play but tough to make as beautful as Coltrane did. He deserves so many praises.
Secondly, Love Supreme is in my mind one of the greatest examples of the brilliance jazz contains. This is freedom. Coltrane put so much emotion into this album. His focus was God, and he proved to be divine with the sax himself. Whether or not you may find A Love Supreme to be entertaining and listenable, there is no doubt that Coltrane truly expressed his strong emotions in his playing. I feel that the beauty A Love Supreme has is through its expression of freedom and emotion. Some might say his repetion of notes is annoying, but Coltrane used this as a release of feelings. The repetion just shows his passion for God and his for of expression. This is the album that shows Coltrane at his highest time of musicianship: passion and emotion for the notes and God.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The madman makes beautiful, desperate music May 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
By 1964, John Coltrane was an ex-drug addict who, like many chemical dependents, needed to cling to the superstition of a God to keep himself away from his old habits. Many musical artists' most beautiful, stimulating work was recorded during their least sane, most desperate periods. This is no exception. In the saddening delirium of his new AA-type religious dogma, Trane cried out with this long piece of music, this lovely cornucopia of rhythms and melodies yelled from the depths of a recovered junkie's crumbling sanity.
He gave us a piece of music that transcends genre, and will lift you up and away from any petty little concerns if you close your eyes, open your ears wide and lie still while listening to every note and bringing no preconceptions into the music with you.
Not only highly recommended, this wonderful music, in spite of the rehab-induced mythology and raving-madman liner-note kookiness that Trane imposed upon it after it was recorded, is absolutely essential if you have, in Zappa's words, "outgrown the ordinary." It's absolutely fantastic. It's the last really good album that the man ever made, as he become more "avant-garde" later and lost his flair for melody as his brain deteriorated even further. Let this desperate cry take you into other realms.
You also need: Blue Train, Giant Steps.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best April 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
John Coltrane, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison are acknowledged masters of their instruments in the field of jazz. From my 45 years in the jazz field I have not yet one jazz musician who would not acknowledge this.
As a musician who was following jazz (and especially Coltrane) in the sixties, this record blew us all out when it first came out (with the exception of those who were hearing Trane live on stage or playing with him). It was one more amazing step in an amazing musical career of an amazing musical talent. 1964-65 was also very culturally craetive time in American music in general
I am sorry to say that we expected this kind of expansive music to continue to expand and evolve, but as time has gone on (now almost 40 years later), this album stands out today as my favorite. I want to say that it is the best of the best, but that kind of discernment doesn't fit into the jazz ethos where each genre has its own unique flavor, expression, and contribution against an organic backdrop where there is not static standard. In other words, if I said best, then this may reflect negative on another work of art or artist that is no less exquisite or beautiful. here I am not desiring to compare, but simply to state that this set is uniquely powerful.
Now some one who doesn't like jazz or didn't like "new jazz" might not like "a Love Supreme", but for some one who is open and listening there exists incredible power and beauty here -- love and wisdom in these sounds where these master musicians have dared to go! This is muisc that I can open up to and trust!Thank you Elvin, Jimmy, McCoy, and John!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic.
Must have for any music or Jazz collection. Enough said. This is Coltrane's masterpiece and an addictive album than forces anyone new to the album to give it repeated listens in... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jacob
4.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for music lovers
The person I bought it for loved it. He's very happy with it and says that it's one of the best albums out there for jazz lovers.
Published 7 months ago by Jaz
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book and Some Good Music
The book is very informative and will be useful for a long time. The John Coltrane CD s are just what I had hoped for.
Published 14 months ago by Zoser
2.0 out of 5 stars I should have listened to my instincts
I only like certain jazz... this was too much for me... I do have someone who will love it though
Published 15 months ago by Gamma5
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing! It's never to late to experience A Love Supreme!
The only reason I hadn't already tasted this Coltrane album is that I enjoy a lot of styles of music and sometimes, a classic slips through the cracks. Read more
Published on Feb. 13 2012 by Jean-François Porlier
3.0 out of 5 stars Plus technique, moins spleen
Après deux écoutes successives, une prestation routinière de fin de contrat, plus technique et free que spleen et hypnotique. Read more
Published on June 13 2011 by piersim
3.0 out of 5 stars Musically sublime, stereo seperation maddening!
Ok first of all, musically, this album is incredible and you can't go wrong. So why 3 stars? Simply because there's this manner in many conversions to CD of old recordings these... Read more
Published on Nov. 8 2007 by T. Neeposh
5.0 out of 5 stars Unhelpful, but true
This album may serve as an acid test - if you don't like it, you don't like jazz, and never will. The flawless interplay of the four voices in this work builds upon all that came... Read more
Published on Aug. 30 2004 by Poncho
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly
I'm a big fan of Coltrane, and though I at least like all of his material, several albums stand out to me as really being special. This is definitely one of them. Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars A Supreme Racket
Acknowledgement? Resolution? Pursuance? Psalm? Why didn't he just make it all one song and call it "Crazy" instead? Thats what it is. Read more
Published on June 23 2004 by dumb Docky Duck
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