John coltrane - tanganyika strut
Pete is correct. This masterpiece was out long before NTS picked it up. I’m glad they did but please thank Black Classical.
One of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane 's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing, that at once compiled all of the innovations from his past, spoke to the current of deep spirituality that liberated him from addictions to drugs and alcohol, and glimpsed at the future innovations of his final two and a half years. Recorded over two days in December 1964, Trane 's classic quartet-- Elvin Jones , McCoy Tyner , and Jimmy Garrison -- stepped into the studio and created one of the most the most thought-provoking, concise, and technically pleasing albums of their bountiful relationship. From the undulatory (and classic) bassline at the intro to the last breathy notes, Trane is at the peak of his logical and emotionally varied soloing, while the rest of the group is completely atttuned to his spiritual vibe. Composed of four parts, each has a thematic progression. "Acknowledgement" is the awakening to a spiritual life from the darkness of the world; it trails off with the saxophonist chanting the suite's title. "Resolution" is an amazingly beautiful, somewhat turbulent segment. It portrays the dedication required for discovery on the path toward spiritual understanding. "Pursuance" searches deeply for that experience, while "Psalm" portrays that discovery and the realization of enlightenment with humility. Although sometimes aggressive and dissonant, this isn't Coltrane at his most furious or adventurous. His recordings following this period--studio and live-- become progressively untethered and extremely spirited. A Love Supreme not only attempts but realizes the ambitious undertaking of Coltrane 's concept; his emotional, searching, sometimes prayerful journey is made abundantly clear. Clocking in at 33 minutes; A Love Supreme conveys much without overstatement. It is almost impossible to imagine any jazz collection without it.
Born September 23rd, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, John Coltrane’s first introduction to music came through his musician father. Growing up, Coltrane was obsessed with the records of Count Basie and Lester Young. At the age of 13, he picked up the saxophone and tried to imitate the sounds of his then idols Charlie Parker and Johnny Hodges. Thus began the career of one of the Twentieth Century’s most important and influential artists. Coltrane’s dramatic life story was cinematic in its scope⎯from his early musical life playing alongside giants Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Vinson and Jimmy Heath, to breakout performances with the Miles Davis Quintet on their classic recordings ‘Round About Midnight and Kind of Blue, to the historic partnership with Thelonious Monk and then finally to his astonishing solo career that gave the world such musical diamonds as Giant Steps, My Favorite Things, Impressions, Live at Birdland and 1965’s seminal A Love Supreme.
“Trane” died in 1967 at the age of 40, an enigmatic, dominant figure whose massive influence on generations of artists has grown even stronger since his death.
Extensive official Coltrane site includes biography, photographs, licensing information, music and scholarship information.
It's already been argued that a new generation of listeners will be tempted to delve into these devotional songs as zone-out sounds, "ambient music with a purpose" that squares nicely with our era of yoga studios and pressed juices for sale on every block. But this is music that – just as in both the traditional gospel and Hindu devotional styles – demands participation: The particulars of what or who you believe in (or don't) may not even matter. Either you're going to be using your voice to sing along, or your heart.
Archbishop King, Professor Nicholas Baham III and others are available to speak to your audience on subjects ranging from The Spirituality of St. John Coltrane, The History and Origins of African American Classical Music, The Power of Sound and much more.
Колтрейн играл в разных ночных клубах Филадельфии , но в 1945 году его призвали в армию и отправили служить на Гавайи . В 1946 году Колтрейн уволился в запас и вернулся в Филадельфию.
A Love Supreme has been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time; according to Acclaimed Music , it is the 68th most frequently ranked record on critics' all-time lists.  In 2003, it was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone ' s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time ;  NME ranked it number 188 on a similar list 10 years later.  The manuscript for the album was admitted as one of the National Museum of American History 's "Treasures of American History", part of the collection at the Smithsonian Institution .  In 2016, the album was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its "cultural, historic, or artistic significance."  It was also included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die . 
The Reva and David Logan Foundation , The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation , The National Endowment for the Arts and Helen and Peter Bing.
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