Editors’ Notes After his tenure with Miles, this saxophonist moved to the Impulse! label with a full head of steam. Trane’s classic quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones could handle all of his moves: yearning, modal compositions (“A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 (Acknowledgement)”), mournful ballads (“Crescent”), and fiery explorations of tunes like “Afro-Blue (Live At Birdland 1963).” Always in search of a new intensity, Coltrane pushed his tone to extremes, but the soulful, lyrical grace of his playing is always present.

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A Love Supreme, Pt. 1 - Acknowledgement
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7:47
 
In a Sentimental Mood
2
4:16
 
Bessie's Blues
3
3:32
 
Naima
4
7:05
 
Afro-Blue
5
10:46
 
Lush Life
6
5:28
 
Crescent
7
8:42
 
Impressions
8
4:33
 
Alabama
9
5:07
 
My Favorite Things
10
17:19
 

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