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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