John Coltrane’s spiritual dedication A Love Supreme is a four movement masterpiece recorded in a single session at the legendary Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. After losing his gig with Miles Davis in 1957 due to issues with heorin and alcohol, Coltrane turned to God and entered a new creative period. In the liner notes of A Love Supreme Coltrane writes, “In the year of 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening, which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life.” 1964, in a dim almost nightclub studio setting, Coltrane, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones crafted one of the defining and critical recordings of the influential saxophonist’s career.
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Tags: Essential Listening / Rudy Van Gelder