I’m still working on broadening my playlist. I’m going from some “Friday Funk” to some laid-back, old-style jazzy Sundays. And is there a better way to start out this new category than with an album that could fit in with most people’s day of rest?
I’m talking about “A Love Supreme,” with the great John Coltrane.
Need to learn more about this classic album, and why I’m leading off the old-style jazz portion with it on this particular Sunday? It’s all about “the inspiration,” as discussed in the link below.
Aside from the supernatural powers provided by Coltrane himself, there was magic in the playing of Jimmy Garrison on double bass, the great Elvin Jones on drums, and a giant of the day on piano in McCoy Tyner.
This went way beyond simple, old-school jazz. This was purely all about “a love supreme.”
- Music Review: John Coltrane – The John Coltrane Quartet Plays (SACD) (blogcritics.org)
- Epic Album of the Week – A Love Supreme (thesodashop.wordpress.com)
- John Coltrane, The Olatunji Concert (The last live recording) (sawtoothwave.com)
- A Love Supreme (postdenominational.org)
- My music playlist for today (March 30, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)