John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle
More than twice as long as the revelatory 1964 studio session that became John Coltrane’s best-selling album, A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (Impulse!) marks only the second time the spiritually inclined saxophonist’s “humble offering” to the Divine has been made available commercially. In October 1965, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and two other guests joined Coltrane’s classic quartet—with drummer Elvin Jones, bassist Jimmy Garrison and pianist McCoy Tyner— for a 75-minute journey through free-jazz heaven. Start with the original, if you remain unanointed, and then compare and contrast with this sacred sonic supercollider.