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Analogue Productions / Impulse!

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme | 45rpm 2LP

$95.00

Analogue Productions / Impulse!

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme | 45rpm 2LP

$95.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Note: The 33 1/3 rpm Complete Masters version of this album is also available here.

“A Love Supreme is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist and bandleader John Coltrane. He recorded the album with his quartet—featuring pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones—in one session on December 9, 1964, at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Coltrane's home in Dix Hills, Long Island, has been suggested as the site of inspiration for A Love Supreme. His exposure to Ahmadiyya Islam has also been suggested as a source of influence.

Released by Impulse! Records in January 1965, A Love Supreme became a top-selling album for Coltrane and one of jazz's most critically acclaimed recordings. It has often been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time, a deeply spiritual work, and Coltrane's masterpiece.” - Wiki

Right from the very first hearing, absolutely every single jazz critic shared the same opinion - whether trained musicians or not, true or would-be jazz expert: A Love Supreme is John Coltrane's most important recording. And the rave reviews which appeared in the magazines Downbeat, Jazz Hot, Jazz Podium and Swingjournal reflected this: critics all over the world, in America, Europe and Japan recognized that Coltrane's deep religious belief had influenced both his approach to life and his music-making. It not only enabled him to express himself with great intensity but also lent him the necessary inner peace to conceive a work of almost 40 minutes in length and to lead his quartet along the same path as himself. - Acoustic Sounds

"Kevin Gray's new 45RPM mastering of John Coltrane's masterpiece A Love Supreme is an absolute 'must-buy'! I know what many are thinking...hey, I have the one Kevin did for Speakers Corner a few years ago, or if they're very, very lucky they might have an original orange label pressing on Impulse. Hopeless collector that I am, I have both. Folks, I'm here to tell you that Kevin's 45RPM remaster of this wondrous Coltrane session is the deepest, clearest view into the session that took place December 9th, 1964 at Rudy Van Gelder's Englewood Cliff's studio that ever existed. Sure, there are other ways to hear the music recorded that day, but none will literally transport you back in time to witness the living, breathing essence of the music this quartet recorded that day quite like these two 45RPM records. If you love this music like I do, you absolutely OWE it to yourself to buy this album." - Joe Harley, VP AudioQuest, MusicMattersJazz.com

"...As with the first six titles in this series, Analogue Productions went out of its way to make sure they reproduced the cover correctly. The beautifully laminated gatefold is made of heavy cardstock...For those who have listened to this record a lot over the years, this 45 RPM mastering is going to hit you over the head - and hard. From Elvin Jones' opening gong, to the final crescendo of Psalm, this 45 RPM pressing of A Love Supreme, is delivered with a degree of detail, and most of all dynamic range, that I haven't heard on any other version - vinyl or CD, of this album." 45 RPM Reissue of the Year - My Vinyl Review, November 2010

Musicians:

  • McCoy Tyner, piano
  • John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Garrison, bass
  • Elvin Jones, drums

Item description:

Artist:

John Coltrane

Title:

A Love Supreme

Label:

Analogue Productions / Impulse!

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2010 | Original - 1965

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Free Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal, Tenor Saxophone

Catalog No:

AIPJ 77

Condition:

New