4 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This four-part suite is where musical innovation, fiery technical facility, and sheer but humble ambition coalesce into a perfect album. While the magnitude and depth of Coltrane’s vision here is a crucial part of his legend, A Love Supreme is also a powerful display of his chemistry with drummer Elvin Jones, pianist McCoy Tyner, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. From the iconic opening bass riff of “Acknowledgement” to the sustained swirl of the majestic “Psalm,” the trio is the booster rocket for the saxophonist’s liftoff to the heavens.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This four-part suite is where musical innovation, fiery technical facility, and sheer but humble ambition coalesce into a perfect album. While the magnitude and depth of Coltrane’s vision here is a crucial part of his legend, A Love Supreme is also a powerful display of his chemistry with drummer Elvin Jones, pianist McCoy Tyner, and bassist Jimmy Garrison. From the iconic opening bass riff of “Acknowledgement” to the sustained swirl of the majestic “Psalm,” the trio is the booster rocket for the saxophonist’s liftoff to the heavens.

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