A Love Supreme (studio album) by John Coltrane
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A Love Supreme is ranked as the best album by John Coltrane.
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 87.2/100, a mean average of 85.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.
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This record is a musical marvel! The beauty that is present on here is astounding with Coltrane truly achieving his goal in making the music feel otherworldly and like it has come from a higher power. Coltrane leads the ensemble with his sax where he gives the greatest performance I have ever heard from him. His musical abilities are on full display and at several points throughout the record I just sit back in awe at how phenomenal he sounds. Another moment that amazes me every time I revisit this album is the drum work from Jones especially on track 3. The energy and passion that is displayed by him is extremely impressive and it captivated me right from the first time I heard it. What makes this release so impressive is just how well it all works together. It is an extremely fulfilling and satisfying listen and that is due to just how consistent and cohesive the music is on here. The compositions are stunning, the performances are out of this world and the music never fails to make you feel introspective which is exactly what Coltrane wants to achieve. While all of his records have brilliant instrumentation, none of them are as driven or focused as this one is and it sends a clear message about his faith and his belief in God. Overall, this is a musical masterpiece from beginning to end that demonstrates Coltrane's phenomenal musical talent and even if you do not believe in a higher power the musical quality on display here might just make you question your ideologies.
it is not on A Love Supreme that you will find the most cult and "best" compositions/songs in history. That's why he wants to focus more on standards, compilations and charts. Here it's as if A Love Supreme was apart, thought of as a work in its own right. What I admire is precisely all the richness of spirit, all this incredible technicality that everyone shows. It's just something unique, like when you fall madly in love with someone and they make you feel so good, like you never did before, that the love story was the concept itself
Great jazz record, by the 3rd listen i finally got it and I can tell that while it has some annoying moments, the beauty of the rest is incredible.
Best tracks: Resolution, Psalm
A case of the whole being greater than the parts. The best structured album I know besides Master of Puppets but I prefer Giant Steps as I find it more easily to enjoy. It is very addictive though, something I dont usually associate with mainly instrumental music like jazz or classical.
I got this in 2020 without really knowing Jazz - but as an entry level it is entertaining
Spiritual, Requires many listens to be fully appreciated!
My 3rd favorite Jazz album of all time, after Kind of Blue and Time Out. It makes Jazz very accessible for the new listener.
Buen disco. A veces cuesta conectar con el jazz...
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