AOTY 2020

A Love Supreme

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
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100
AllMusic

A Love Supreme not only attempts but realizes the ambitious undertaking of Coltrane's concept; his emotional, searching, sometimes prayerful journey is made abundantly clear. Clocking in at 33 minutes; A Love Supreme conveys much without overstatement. It is almost impossible to imagine any jazz collection without it.

Doublez
99
The History of the Albums – n°257

Yes, A Love Supreme is my favorite jazz album, as if Coltrane had already said it all in the title of his greatest masterpiece. John Coltrane had already offered us a huge amount of extraordinary albums so far, but just like Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and Charle Mingus' The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, this last relic was missing to compete with them. That day took a while, but it finally arrived, as the ultimate salvation, the divine ... read more
Atrocityblubber
100
North Carolina gang
EMR
99
A rather influential and relevant effort, A Love Supreme stands not just as Coltrane's masterpiece, but also one of the very best records in music History. The sax of Coltrane and the intrincate, yet smooth-sounding flow of the all-star lineup brought to these legendary sessions showcases one of the most amazing recordings ever. From the easy going Acknowledgement to the elegant and unique Psalm, instrumental passages and solos connect with one another in a very passionate way, as few other ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
93
POWERHOUSE

[SJO Counter: 42]

You know what lyrics are really stuck in my head right now?!

"AND MY HEAD KEEPS SPINNING. CANT STOP HAVING THESE VISIONS. I GOTTA GET WITH IT"
zachthesnack
98
John Coltrane was really something special. Known for his extreme passion for the music he made and for being one to experiment with his sound, A Love Supreme is considered by many to be his best work. Full of hypnotically smooth instrumentals and savvy vocals that are just as impressive as they are pleasing to the ear. Through its 30 minute runtime it feels like you are being taken on a journey through miscelaneous thoughts of Coltrane and it does get a little bit boring times, but it never ... read more
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Track List

  1. Part I - Acknowledgement 
  2. Part II - Resolution
  3. Part III - Pursuance / Part IV - Psalm
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Added on: April 21, 2013