A Love Supreme


A Love Supreme

John Coltrane

A Love Supreme is an album by American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. He recorded it in one session on December 9, 1964, at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, leading a quartet featuring pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones. A Love Supreme was released by Impulse! Records in January 1965. One of Coltrane's bestselling albums, it is widely considered his masterpiece. Composition A Love Supreme is a through-composed suite in four parts: "Acknowledgement" (which includes the oral chant that gives the album its name), "Resolution", "Pursuance", and "Psalm". Coltrane plays tenor saxophone on all 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.