A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme

The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
Bringing the same fresh and engaging approach to music that characterized his critically acclaimed Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece, Ashley Kahn has written an even more illuminating celebration of saxophone legend John Coltrane's 1964 spiritual opus and masterwork. A Love Supreme is a passionate and revealing portrait of a timelessly resonant musical statement, artfully balancing biography, analysis, and a palpable enthusiasm that anyone from the casual listener to the avid fan will enjoy.

A Love Supreme was written with the full cooperation of Coltrane's family and features the voices of more than a hundred musicians, producers, and witnesses, including the surviving participants in the album: Elvin Jones, pianist McCoy Tyner, and engineer Rudy Van Gelder. With unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison and scores of never-before-seen photographs, A Love Supreme weaves a rich historical backdrop to the 1964 recording and examines the questions and myths surrounding the album.

Baker & Taylor
A tribute to the saxophonist's acclaimed album is based on the testimonies of more than one hundred performers, producers, and witnesses to its creation.

Blackwell North Amer
A Love Supreme is a passionate and revealing portrait of the creation of the album, balancing biography, cultural context, and musical analysis. Written with the full cooperation of Coltrane's family, it features the voices of more than a hundred musicians, producers, and witnesses, including the surviving participants of the sessions, drummer Elvin Jones, pianist McCoy Tyner, and engineer Rudy Van Gelder. With unpublished interviews with Coltrane and bassist Jimmy Garrison and scores of never-before-seen photographs, A Love Supreme weaves a rich historical backdrop and examines the questions and myths surrounding an album that, as Joshua Redman says, "doesn't feel like just an overwhelming musical vision, it feels like the vision."

Baker
& Taylor

A tribute to the saxophonist's top-acclaimed album is based on the testimonies of more than one hundred performers, producers, and witnesses to its creation, in a volume that includes previously unpublished interviews with Coltrane, cultural and historical backdrop information, and never-before-seen photographs. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002
ISBN: 9780670031368
0670031364
Branch Call Number: 785.3416 KAH
Characteristics: xxii, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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