Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 66/500!
A Love Supreme is considered John Coltrane's most important recording. Critics all over the world recognized that his deep religious belief had influenced both his approach to life and his music making. This work of great discipline and spiritual beauty forever changed the face of jazz. This new Speakers Corner version was cut at AcousTech from the original analog master tapes and has never sounded better.
"Two important things happened to Coltrane in 1957: The saxophonist left Miles Davis' employ to join Thelonious Monk's band and hit new heights in extended, ecstatic soloing. Coltrane also kicked heroin addiction, a vital step in a religious awakening that climaxed with this legendary album-long hymn of praise. The indelible four-note theme of the first movement, "Acknowledgment," is the humble foundation of the suite. But Coltrane's majestic, often violent blowing (famously described as "sheets of sound") is never self-aggrandizing. Aloft with his classic quartet (pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones), Coltrane soars with nothing but gratitude and joy. You can't help but go with him." - www.rollingstone.com
Includes McCoy Tyner, Jimmie Garrison and Elvin Jones. John Coltrane was an instrumentalist of such overwhelming emotional force and virtuosity that although he died in 1967 his musical legacy remains virtually undiminished over 20 years.
4. Psalm 17:50