A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters [Super Deluxe Edition]

A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters [Super Deluxe Edition]

by John Coltrane

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Overview

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing and one of the most important jazz records ever amde. It compiled all his previous musical innovations spoke to the current well of deep spirituality that liberated him from substance abuse, and offered glimpses of where he would travel musically during his final two and a half years. Recorded over two days in December 1964, Trane's classic quartet -- Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison -- created one of the most thought-provoking, concise, and technically pleasing albums of their tenure. From the undulatory (and classic) bassline at the intro to the last breathy notes, Trane is at his logical and emotional musical peak here; the band completely attuned to the spiritual vibe. Composed of four parts, each contains a thematic progression. It is his most meticulously planned recording. "Acknowledgment" sounds the awakening to spiritual life; it trails off with the saxophonist chanting the suite's title. "Resolution" is an amazingly beautiful, somewhat turbulent segment. It portrays the dedication required for discovery on the path toward understanding. "Pursuance" searches deeply through trial and perseverance for spiritual experience,while "Psalm" portrays the humble realization of enlightenment. Although sometimes aggressive and dissonant, this isn't Coltrane at his most furious or adventurous. Recordings that followed this period were often musically untethered and extremely spirited. A Love Supreme was orignally conceived in nine-parts for nine-musicans--two bassists, two saxophonists three percussionists, piano and drums. Yet clocking in at 33 minutes, the finished album realizes Coltrane's ambitious musical concept in economical form; his emotional, searching, prayerful journey is made abundantly clear without the burden of overstatement. It is almost impossible to imagine any jazz collection without it. [The 2015 three-disc "Super Deluxe Edition" of A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters is packaged in oversize format.The original album is on disc one with two mono dubs of "Psalm" made for Coltrane's personal reference. Disc two contains the surviving music in nine previously unreleased tracks. There is one version of "Psalm" is almost exactly as released--sans the vocal overdubs on the released version. Two short cuts offer the last two minutes of "Acknowledgment" with different vocal overdubs. There are also two complete takes of "Acknowledgment" by a sextet with tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp and bassist Art Davis, plus two short takes -- a false start with studio chatter, and an alternate. There are two versions of "Resolution": one an alternate take, the other a breakdown. This is all evidence that Coltrane knew exactly what he wanted, but remained open to emergent possibilities. Disc three contains the only known recorded concert performance of the suite in Antibes on July 26, 1965. It was previously issued with the 2002 remastered edition. An extensive liner essay by Ashley Kahn is appended by additional annotation about the concert, an introduction by Carlos Santana, rare session photos, revised studio notes, and Coltrane's surviving musical sketches. Assembled, they offer a multifaceted portrait of A Love Supreme.] ~ Sam Samuelson & Thom Jurek

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2015
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602547489470
catalogNumber: 002372702
Rank: 40568

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Original Stereo Album, Impulse! AS-77: Acknowledgement, Pt. 1
  2. The Original Stereo Album, Impulse! AS-77: Resolution, Pt. 2
  3. The Original Stereo Album, Impulse! AS-77: Pursuance, Pt. 3
  4. The Original Stereo Album, Impulse! AS-77: Psalm, Pt. 4
  5. Trane's Original Mono Reference Masters: Pursuance, Pt. 3
  6. Trane's Original Mono Reference Masters: Psalm, Pt. 4

Disc 2

  1. Quartet Session-December 9, 1964: Acknowledgement Vocal Overdub 2, Pt.
  2. Quartet Session-December 9, 1964: Acknowledgement Vocal Overdub 3, Pt.
  3. Quartet Session-December 9, 1964: Resolution Take 4/Alternate, Pt. 2 [#
  4. Quartet Session-December 9, 1964: Resolution Take 6/Breakdown, Pt. 2 [#
  5. Quartet Session-December 9, 1964: Psalm Undubbed Version, Pt. 4
  6. Sextet Session-December 10, 1964: Acknowledgement Take 1/Alternate, Pt.
  7. Sextet Session-December 10, 1964: Acknowledgement Take 2/Alternate, Pt.
  8. Sextet Session-December 10, 1964: Acknowledgement Take 3/Breakdown With
  9. Sextet Session-December 10, 1964: Acknowledgement Take 4/Alternate, Pt.
  10. Sextet Session-December 10, 1964: Acknowledgement Take 5/False Start, P
  11. Sextet Session-December 10, 1964: Acknowledgement Take 6/Alternate, Pt.

Disc 3

  1. Live at Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, July 26, 1965: Introduction b
  2. Live at Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, July 26, 1965: Acknowledgemen
  3. Live at Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, July 26, 1965: Resolution, Pt
  4. Live at Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, July 26, 1965: Pursuance, Pt.
  5. Live at Festival Mondial du Jazz Antibes, July 26, 1965: Psalm, Pt. 4 [

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Coltrane   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Art Davis   Bass
Elvin Jones   Drums
Archie Shepp   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano

Technical Credits

John Coltrane   Composer,Liner Notes
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
George Gray   Cover Design
Bob Thiele   Producer,Cover Photo
Harry Weinger   Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Victor Kalin   Paintings
Xilonen Oreshnick   Photo Coordination
Joe Lebow   Liner Design
Ashley Kahn   Producer,Liner Notes
Viceroy   Cover Design
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Producer

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