A Love Supreme

5/5

A Love Supreme

John Coltrane

Easily one of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing that at once compiled all of his innovations from his past, spoke of his current deep spirituality, and also gave a glimpse into the next two and a half years (sadly, those would be his last). Recorded at the end of 1964, Trane's classic quartet of Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison stepped into the studio and created one of the most thought-provoking Read more on Last.fm.

  1. gives it a: 5/5

    (No review.)

  2. gives it a: 5/5

    Undeniably great album. One of Coltrane’s best. Every listen reveals something new.

  3. gave it a: 4/5

    A suprem album

  4. Outstanding.

  5. gives it a: 5/5

    I’m either exposing my jazz greenness or resting on monolithic, time-honored truth with this assertion: this, alongside the others of the “Big 3” (Davis’ “Kind of Blue” and Brubeck’s “Time Out”), is the greatest jazz record of all time. Coltrane heard notes like no one else could, and he filtered them back out in a way that still no one else has.

  6. gives it a: 5/5

    The instrumentation is top notch. This album seriously set a bar that hasn’t been tampered with much since its release. If I had one complaint, its that the album is too short.

  7. gives it a: 5/5

    Right up there with Monk and Davis. Totally agree.

  8. gives it a: 5/5

    In a perfect world, everyone would be born knowing about “A Love Supreme”. Even the slightest appreciation for jazz will cause you to listen with sharper ears than you ever knew you had, and you will judge music differently from that point forward- through your new chromatic, free-flowing lenses. Really: this is embarrassingly fantastic music.