Album review

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Deluxe Edition

Those for whom A Love Supreme is a masterpiece will seize this opportunity to hear the original recording refurbished with the addition of a concert version taped at Antibes in July 1965, a month after Ascension. Further bonuses include another take of "Resolution" and the fabled sextet take of "Acknowledgement" with Archie Shepp and Art Davis. The Antibes set shows Coltrane, by now unchained from conventional aesthetics, feeling free to be ugly at some length. Stormy jazz from the height of the New Thing.

Rating: 4 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...