John Coltrane: Resolution
John Coltrane (tenor sax)
A Love Supreme
Composed by John Coltrane.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 9, 1964
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
(Editor's note: A musical and spiritual journey completed on a single December day, A Love Supreme is the apex of instrumental storytelling in jazz. Note the classic tension-building use of block chords at the conclusion of Tynerís solo that lead to Coltraneís sublime re-arrival. E.N.)
There are no words to describe this milestone in art, except for John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.
Reviewer: Peter Erskine (for Desert Island Dozens)